MEN IN BLACK star Rip Torn was in court in New York yesterday (26OCT04) to fight drink driving charges.

The 73-year-old actor has been named and shamed raging in a video released by police who arrested Torn after he drove into the back of a taxi.

But, in court, Torn's attorney insisted the actor isn't drunk in the video footage, in which he staggers around arguing with cops and resisting arrest, but he is angry.

Torn is expected back in court today (27OCT04).

27/10/2004 02:44