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'Green Hornet,' 'Terminator 2' Actor Eddie Furlong Arrested

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By Minara El-Rahman on January 13, 2011 1:02 PM

Green Hornet star Eddie Furlong was arrested and released on $75,000 bail for allegedly violating a court order to stay at least 100 yards away from his estranged wife Rachael Kneeland, People Magazine reports. The couple is in the middle of a hostile divorce that is replete with allegations of drug use and suicide threats by Eddie Furlong.

Last Sept. 23, Rachael Kneeland claimed that Eddie Furlong "grabbed me, bruised me, pushed me ... left messages saying he would hire people to come and beat me with chains and bats. He is smoking cocaine and doing other various drugs. He is very unpredictable." As a result, the judge issued a three-year restraining order against Eddie Furlong along with a requirement for the actor to undergo counseling.

Typically, orders of protection can help victims of domestic violence by:

  • Forbidding an abuser from contacting, attacking, calling, or disturbing the victim.
  • Compelling the abuser to move out of a shared residence with the victim
  • Requiring the abuser to stay at least 100 yards away from the victim, the victim's residence, and place of employment
  • Requiring the abuser to attend counseling
  • Preventing the abuser from purchasing a gun

As in Eddie Furlong's case, any violation of an order of protection leads to a contempt of court order. This means that in many states, police can arrest violators automatically. Violators may be jailed, fined or charged with a misdemeanor or felony.

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