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‘To Catch a Predator’ Host Says the Warrant for His Arrest Was ‘the Silliest Thing’

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To Catch a Predator’s Chris Hansen found himself in the spotlight he normally reserves for the subjects of his stories on Thursday: A judge in Michigan issued a warrant for his arrest after Hansen had failed to appear in court.

“It’s the silliest thing I’ve ever seen. It was a total administrative disconnect,” the TV host told The Daily Beast. “This notion of ‘Hansen skips a hearing’ is not true.”

The bench warrant arose from what Hansen described as a communication breakdown about a court appearance that began with the defense’s counsel.

The news that a prominent journalist known for covering sensitive and high-profile legal matters could soon be under arrest himself set alarm bells ringing across the country, but Hansen said the snafu was far more mundane than headlines made it seem.

“Nobody’s hiding. Nobody’s........

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