Edward Furlong Sentenced To Six Months In Jail
Edward Furlong has been sentenced to six months in prison.
Furlong, who starred in Terminator 2, will serve six months in jail for violating the terms of a restraining order.
The Inquisitr reported earlier this year that Furlong was arrested twice in four months for domestic abuse against his ex-girlfriend. Furlong’s ex was granted a restraining order against the actor, but Furlong disobeyed the rules of the contract and will now have to spend the next six months in prison.
Unfortunately, his legal troubles may not end there. The battery charges stemming from Furlong’s arrest in January are still pending.
CBS reports that Furlong spent most of February in prison, but it isn’t clear if that will count as time served.
Furlong — who had a promising career in the 90s with movies like Terminator 2, American History X, and Detroit Rock City — has fallen from the spotlight in recent years. Furlong has had a steady acting career over the last decade with roles in shows like CSI New York, but he was never able to achieve the fame he had during the beginning of his career.
At the time of his arrest, Furlong was filming a new movie called Other Plans. He was fired from that movie, however, after he was arrested for the second time in four months.
Producers on the film wrote in a statement:
“Edward’s criminal legal issues over the past four months have directly caused our production damages to its schedule and budget. Given Edwards current status as being in jail awaiting arraignment on two charges of criminal domestic violence, and a probation violation hearing on 2/15/13, we are no longer able to engages his services for the film as per our agreement.”
If Furlong does get out in six months (jail records point to a mail release), he’ll be plenty busy with new movies. According to his IMDB page, Furlong has more than a half dozen movies in the works.