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Mark Wahlberg drops pardon request for 1988 assaults

Mark Wahlberg drops pardon request for 1988 assaults

Mark Wahlberg is no longer pursuing a 2014 request to be pardoned for assaults committed in Boston in April 1988, when he was 16.

A Massachusetts parole board spokesman told the Associated Press on Thursday that the 45-year-old actor’s petition has been closed after Wahlberg didn't answer to a letter asking if he wanted to keep it open.

The “Deepwater Horizon” star and executive producer told reporters at the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday that he regrets asking for the pardon but noted that “some good did come out of it” because he was able to meet one of the victims and apologize, the AP said. 

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