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Actor Edward Furlong Charged With Assaulting, Threatening Girlfriend

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Actor Edward Furlong was charged today with assaulting his girlfriend and threatening her if she called police, the District Attorney’s Office announced. Furlong, 35, was arraigned at the Los Angeles Superior Court, Airport Branch, and pleaded not guilty according to Deputy District Attorney Linda Loftfield.

As of Tuesday night, the actor 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 Holly

wood home on May 21 and assaulted her. He also allegedly damaged laptop and photo equipment. He was charged with dissuading a witness by force or threat, assault by means to likely to produce great bodily injury and vandalism over $400 — all felonies — and disobeying a domesticrestraining order, a misdemeanor
The two pending misdemeanor cases involving 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, the Terminator 2 actor faces up to four years in state prison.

He returns to court on July 1 to set a date for his preliminary hearing.

About the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey leads the largest local prosecutorial office in the nation. Her staff of nearly 1,000 attorneys, 300 investigators and 800 support staff members is dedicated to seeking justice for victims of crime and enhancing public safety. Annually, the Los Angeles County
District Attorney’s Office prosecutes more than 60,000 felonies and 140,000 misdemeanor crimes.

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