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Keifer Sutherland Arrested for Assault against Jack McCollough in NYC

Keifer Sutherland Arrested for Assault

Keifer Sutherland Arrested for Assault

Keifer Sutherland, star of The Lost Boys and Flatliners, has turned himself in yesterday to police in the Soho district of  Manhattan over charges of assault against fashion designerJack McCollough.

It has been reported since Monday by several news outlets that Sutherland headbutted McCollough at an after party following a costume gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sutherland is currently serving a five year probation for a 2007 drunk driving charge.  If found guilty on assault charges, the consequences could be legally grave, as the probation requires Sutherland to “obey all laws”.

Neither the Manhattan District Attorney’s office or Sutherland’s representative have made a statement regarding the charges at this time. It is unclear whether Sutherland has sought criminal defense representation yet.

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May 8, 2009 Posted by | assault, Attack, Celebrity, Under Arrest | , , , , | Leave a comment

Suge Knight Pleads Guilty in Las Vegas Justice Court

In a follow up to our story about Suge Knight alleged assault on his girlfriend in Las Vegas, Knight took a plea deal in the Las Vegas Justice Court on Wednesday.

Knight plead guilty to one count of misdemeanor domestic batter.  The guilty admission comes with a $340 fine, forty-eight hours of community service, and he will have to attend domestic violence counseling.

As part of deal, two counts of felony drug possession and a charge of felony coercion were dropped, which the Las Vegas Sun says is partially due to the fact that the prosecutors can not find their main witness.

February 20, 2009 Posted by | assault, Attack, Domestic Violence | , , , | Leave a comment

Rihanna Named as Victim in Chris Brown Domestic Violence Case

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Singer Rihanna has named as the previously unnamed woman who was the victim of a domestic violence attack by boyfriend Chris Brown early Sunday morning.

Police on the scene call the attack “horrific” and that photos taken of Rihanna before she was removed from the scene show “devastating proof of abuse”.

Brown turned himself in later on Sunday, and was released on $50,000 bail.  He has a court date set for March 5th.

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February 10, 2009 Posted by | assault, Domestic Violence, Under Arrest | , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Vinnie Jones Charged for Bar Fight Brawl in South Dakota

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Last week, movie star and football (thats soccer to you yanks) player Vinnie Jones started a brawl in a South Dakota bar with two of the patrons.  Jones, who was intoxicated at the time of the fight, was waiting for a pool table being used by locals Juan Barrera and Jesse Bickett.  During the altercation, which was allegedly started by Jones, Jones was smashed in the face with a beer glass by Bickett.  Undeterred by the blood streaming from his face, Jones continued to beat the hell out of Barrera.

Think of any of the multiple scenes in a Guy Ritchie movie where Jones beats the hell out of some poor hooligan.  Now apply that image of the snarling and enraged Jones to the real world.

Currently, Jones has been charged with three counts of simple assault.  If Jones is found guilty of all three, he could face up to $2000 in fines and a year in jail.  There has been no word from Jones criminal defense representation or if the Barrera and Bickett plan to file a personal injury lawsuit.

December 11, 2008 Posted by | assault, Attack, Celebrity, Under Arrest | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Suge Knight Charged in Las Vegas for Possession and Battery

Suge Knight Mugshot

Suge Knight Mugshot

Back in August, Suge Knight was arrested in Las Vegas for allegedly attacking his girlfriend, and during the arrest he was found to have two controlled substances, meth and hydrocodone, on his person.

This weekend, Knight was finally officially charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor for battery.

More to come on this, as lawyers from Clark County and for the defense start to make their initial statements.

November 17, 2008 Posted by | Attack, Celebrity, Celebrity Wannabe, Musician, Under Arrest | , , , , | 1 Comment

Christian Bale Off The Hook For Assault

Christian Bale seen here in The Machinist

Christian Bale seen here in The Machinist

Charges of assault against Christian Bale have been dropped in the UK. Last month, Bale was caught up in a frivolous charge made by his own mother that he had assaulted her, in what is being alleged as a way to get money out him.

August 14, 2008 Posted by | Attack, Celebrity | | Leave a comment