It does not matter to me what provoked Russell to physically go after a woman, man or child. But, since it is being reported that he shoved a woman to the ground BECAUSE of a VERBAL confrontation, he is clearly in the wrong here. Russell is a hot-head with a bad temper and a short fuse, and this woman was most likely pushing his buttons. With Russell's massive ego, that would not be hard to do.
So, please do not give Russell a pass here by saying that "she had it coming". No matter what was said or done that resulted in Russell using physical force on this woman, Russell is guilty. Period. He does not get a pass for bad behavior just because he is Russell Hantz. Russell deserved to go to jail.
Russell has daughters FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. What a wonderful example for his daughers he is. These are the same daughters that he swore on to the Heroes - saying that they (the Heroes) could trust him to be a man of his word. Would Russell want someone physically going after one of his daughters? Russell is nothing more than a bully, and IMO has a very low regard for women in general. So, do the world a favor and get some professional help, Russell. And just GO AWAY!!!!