Edward Furlong, the star of "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," found himself back in jail for domestic violence. According to Us Magazine on Jan. 15, this is the third time in three months Furlong has been arrested for similar charges.
Police took Furlong into custody on Monday, Jan. 14, in Los Angeles after he allegedly shoved his girlfriend violently after a fight. On Oct. 30, 2012, Furlong was charged with domestic violence when he grabbed his girlfriend's arm during a dispute in an airport. One month later she filed abuse charges against him again.
Furlong also had a warrant out for his arrest when his probation was revoked in December. Police booked him yesterday in lieu of a $50,000 bail.
Edward Furlong has had problems through for much of his life. Once his movie roles began to dry up at the end of the '90s, his personal life began to fall apart. Furlong began a relationship with his 29-year-old tutor at the age of 14 and they continued their relationship until he was 20, when they split and she sued him for assault.
His first trip to rehab came in 2000, at the age of 23, and one year later was hospitalized for a drug overdose. 2001 was also the first time he was arrested. For the next five years, Furlong was "on and off drugs" and said he had numerous lapses in memory.
Furlong began to clean himself up in 2006 when he married actress Rachael Bella. The couple had one son together, Ethan Page, in 2006. Bella filed for divorce in 2009 and said that Furlong was abusive to her. Furlong is now only allowed to see his son during supervised visits after he violated a restraining order in 2010.
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Shawn S. Lealos is a member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, the professional film critics’ organization of Oklahoma. He is also working on a book about the Stephen King dollar babies called “Dollar Deal.” To read more of his writing, visit shawnlealos.net.