Actor Edward Furlong charged in alleged domestic violence case


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In the latest in a string of legal scrapes, actor Edward Furlong was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor battery, prosecutors said.

The incident involving the actor, best known for his performances in ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ and ‘American History X,’ was reported at 5:45 a.m at a residence in the 1400 block of Laurel Avenue in West Hollywood, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.


Furlong, 35, was booked on suspicion of domestic battery and felony domestic violence. He was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail and was scheduled to make his first court appearance Tuesday in Beverly Hills.

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He was charged with one count of misdemeanor battery and was expected to plead not guilty.

He also was being arraigned on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant in connection with a misdemeanor domestic violence charge involving the same victim on Dec. 12, prosecutors said.

The arrest and charges are the latest in a string of incidents involving the troubled actor, including domestic violence allegations. In 2007, the actor was charged with public intoxication after being arrested at a Kentucky grocery store. In 2011, Furlong was arrested on suspicion of violating a restraining order requiring him to stay away from his estranged wife.

In October, Furlong was taken into custody at Los Angeles International Airport on suspicion of domestic violence, which authorities said took place at the arrivals level of Terminal 2.


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