Edward Furlong, the Terminator actor was arrested on Sunday (January 12, 2013) for domestic assault and is now denying the claims, having pleaded not guilty. Furlong was taken into custody by police, who were called to a domestic disturbance at a Los Angeles residence. He was held on $50,000 bail according to The Toronto Sun.
Furlong already had an existing $30,000 warrant on him for a previous, similar arrest. He appeared in court yesterday but denied the charges. A new hearing date has been set for January 25, 2013. Things aren’t looking good for Furlong, though – he’s already got a history of domestic violence with his former partner Rachael, the mother of his child. They were only married for three years before Rachael filed for divorce and later filed for a restraining order against him, claiming that – amongst other allegations – he had told her he hit their son in the testicles. He is currently unable to visit his son Ethan, who is now six years old, without a restraining order.
Furlong’s career has taken a nose-dive in recent years. His supporting role in the revered 1998 movie American History X could be considered to be his last major movie role. Though he has several projects in post-production currently, he has struggled to regain the respect that he once had, now that his personal life has overshadowed his career.