Ryan O'Neal Arrested For Assulting Son

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  1. White Rain

    White Rain New Member

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    http://www.wsbtv.com/entertainment/10927325/detail.html

    MALIBU, Calif. -- Police have arrested Oscar-nominated actor Ryan O'Neal on assault charges.


    Deputies and paramedics arrived at O'Neal's Malibu residence early Saturday morning on a battery call. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. John Benedict said the actor allegedly assaulted his adult son, Griffin.


    Benedict did not provide details on what caused the fight and says an investigation is under way.


    The 65-year-old actor was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and negligent discharge of a firearm. He was booked and released on a $50,000 bond.


    Benedict said no one was treated for injuries.


    The twice-divorced Ryan O'Neal, known for his boyish good looks, went from a TV soap opera to an Oscar-nominated role in "Love Story." With his first wife, Joanna Moore, he has two children, Griffin and actress Tatum O'Neal. He also has a son, Redmond, with actress Farrah Fawcett.


    In 2001, he was diagnosed with leukemia.


    Griffin O'Neal has a history of trouble. In 1986, he was acquitted of manslaughter for a boating accident that killed director Francis Ford Coppola's 23-year-old son, Gian-Carlo. In 1992, he avoided a possible three-year jail sentence by pleading no contest to charges he shot at his estranged girlfriend's unoccupied car.
     
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  3. michelle

    michelle Joy comes in the Morning

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    I read this earlier, I wonder what this was all about? I want to read that book "Paper Life" by Tatum, they had a horrible upbringing. I can only imagine what happened here?:confused:
     
  4. capps

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    It seems there was always bad blood between Ryan and Griffin. Griffin is a troubled soul ... but then again Ryan would never win a father of the year award either. A very dysfunctional family to say the least.
     
  5. Peter Hamilton

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    wow--must have been some fight since a gun was fired--we'll be hearing a lot more about this pretty soon--this is one really messed up family
     
  6. IdahoMom

    IdahoMom Former Member

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    I was really disappointed to read this.

    I was hoping Farrah's illness (and now, clean bill of health) would have made Ryan take stock of his life and really love his family the way they deserve.
     
  7. michelle

    michelle Joy comes in the Morning

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    I was wishing for that too Idaho. It seems like trouble follows them. Very sad.
     
  8. txsvicki

    txsvicki New Member

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    Didn't Oneal beat Farrah?
     
  9. Peter Hamilton

    Peter Hamilton New Member

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    Family history: I remember when Ryan punched Griffin's front teeth out about 15 years ago---Tatum got into heroin and lost her kids to MacEnroe--and Redmond has also had some drug problems--could be genetic factors here also--but E channel did a THS on them and said Ryan was effectively a really lazy father who let his kids do whatever they wanted as teenagers,sounds like they were pretty spoiled as well as having selfish parents
     
  10. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    That family is a mess. I can't say I was surprised to read this.
     
  11. Mabel

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    I remember she accused him of it, don't know if it was ever proven.
     
  12. close_enough

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    yep...Ryan has a 'temper', & uses his fists??...he punched Griffin once & knocked one of his top front teeth out....it was a long time ago :confused:
     
  13. close_enough

    close_enough Inactive

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    i've never heard/read that.....
     
  14. Dark Knight

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    I think we're supposed to say "alleged" until he's convicted.
     
  15. txsvicki

    txsvicki New Member

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    Oneal must have never been charged, but I remember seeing pics of Farrah with some bruises and I think a busted lip.
     
  16. michelle

    michelle Joy comes in the Morning

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    That was from another boyfriend who did beat her, I remember that. It wasnt too long ago, maybe a few years.
     
  17. HeartofTexas

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    http://www.tmz.com/2007/02/04/ryan-oneal-arrested/
     
  18. michelle

    michelle Joy comes in the Morning

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    This family is wild. I thought mine were crazy, lol....
     
  19. MagicRose99

    MagicRose99 Watch out for my thorns!

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    According to Ryan's statement (on CNN's website) the girlfriend of his son was injured when son was swinging around a fireplace poker and that's when he got his gun:

    <snip>
    O'Neal's son Griffin, 42, who has a history of alcohol and drug problems, was visiting. O'Neal said Griffin grabbed a fireplace poker, started swinging it and grazed him four or five times.
    He "aimed at my head, I ducked, he hit his own girlfriend in the head," O'Neal, 65, told the newspaper.

    "I got a little nervous at that point and fled to my room ... and I got my gun," he said."

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Movies/02/05/people.oneal.ap/index.html
     
  20. kelly london

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    i read tatum's book and it said


    she was left at i believe 14 to be the father and mother to griffen while her father moved in with farrah fawcett.....very very sad
     
  21. michelle

    michelle Joy comes in the Morning

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    I want to read that book.
     

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