Though Edward Furlong is starring in The Green Hornet, his real-life behavior would surely piss off any superhero. He was arrested yesterday for violating a restraining order and getting too close to Rachel Kneeland, his soon-to-be ex-wife. The couple is in the midst of a divorce, and things have gotten ugly.
He was supposed to stay at least 50 yards away from Kneeland (whose stage name is Rachel Bella) and, for some reason, didn't, so he was sent to jail. According to TMZ, he's out on $75,000 bail now, but he seems to be a pretty troubled guy.
In court papers, Kneeland said he "grabbed me, bruised me, pushed me ... left messages saying he would hire people to come and beat me with chains and bats. He is smoking cocaine and doing other various drugs. He is very unpredictable."
In the past he's been arrested for a DUI and in 2004 for public intoxication when he tried to free some lobsters from their tank. He's also currently facing some pretty serious financial problems. He's behind on child support payments (the couple has a 4-year-old son together) and told the judge he is "completely broke."
Unfortunately, Furlong seems to be another example of a young Hollywood actor who couldn't handle the fame that came at an early age. He was just in his early teens when he got his break playing opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and while he's worked consistently since in a wide range of films, it doesn't seem to have been enough to keep him from a path of self destruction.
Wouldn't it be great if there were real-life superheroes who could swoop in and save people -- either from others or themselves? Hollywood could certainly use a whole fleet of them. Rehab Man, to the rescue!
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