Edward Furlong Charged With Assault, Being A Hot Mess


Terminator 2 actor Edward Furlong just can’t stay out of trouble. Multiple publications are reporting that the troubled 35-year-old actor has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend in Los Angeles.

Furlong pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court over the alleged assault of his girlfriend. He also reportedly threatened her should she choose to call the police.

The actor most recently appeared in The Green Hornet in a minor role, but it was his portrayal of John Connor in the 1992 film Terminator 2 that he is best known for.

Furlong was being held on $100,000 bail for this, his latest in a long list of troubles with the law.

The actor was already facing two misdemeanor battery charges and was under a restraining order when he decided to go to his girlfriend’s West Hollywood home on May 21 and allegedly assaulted her.

He also reportedly damaged a laptop and photo gear, according to the L.A. District Attorney’s Office.

Now that he’s charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor, Furlong could end up behind bars for four years. A preliminary hearing is set for July 1.

Furlong’s troubled personal life has included numerous instances of substance abuse, run-ins with the law, and several domestic violence claims. His legal troubles have often taken a toll on his career, as he has lost a number of roles due to his behavior.

He admitted in 2001 to feeling depressed and suicidal over his drug addiction, and in 2006 talked about his struggles to stay clean:

“I don’t even think about [partying] anymore. It seems lonely now: running and clubbing and doing coke. I have nightmares about doing hard drugs. I’ll wake up and I’m like, ‘Did I relapse?'”

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