‘Terminator 2’ actor charged for assaulting former girlfriend
“Terminator 2” actor Edward Furlong was charged on June 18 with assaulting his girlfriend and threatening her if she called police, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Furlong, 35, pleaded not guilty, said deputy district attorney Linda Loftfield. He was being held on $100,000 bail.
Furlong, who had two pending misdemeanor battery cases, allegedly violated a restraining order when he returned to the victim’s West Hollywood home on May 21 and assaulted her. He also allegedly damaged a laptop and photo equipment.
He was charged with dissuading a witness by force or threat, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and vandalism over $400 — all felonies — and disobeying a domestic restraining order, a misdemeanor.
The two pending misdemeanor cases from incidents on Nov. 21, 2012, and Jan. 13 against the same victim were dismissed after prosecutors included the two charges in the new case. If convicted, Furlong actor faces up to four years in state prison. He returns to court on July 1 to set a preliminary hearing date.