RESERVOIR Dogs star Michael Madsen was arrested yesterday after getting into a
fight – with his SON.
The actor was detained at his home in Malibu on Friday afternoon on suspicion
of child endangerment.
A statement from Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said police arrived
following a call saying there was a family disturbance.
Madsen reportedly got into a fight with his teenage son after he allegedly
caught him smoking pot.
Police reports say that at the time of arrival it appeared Madsen may have
been drinking and that there were several signs of injury on his son.
Despite this observation it has been said the boy did not need medical
Michael, 54, was then held on a charge of child endangerment and cruelty to a
The charge is considered a felony – which means a highly serious crime.
His bail is currently set at $64,000.
Madsen’s attorney, Perry Wander, said: “Michael found his son smoking pot
and they got in an argument when he tried to take it away. It’s a family
matter and Michael asks that his families privacy be respected.”
The Hollywood star – who appeared in Celebrity Big Brother this year – has FIVE
sons and it is unclear which one he was fighting with.
During the reality TV show he was regularly referred to by his fellow
contestants as a “family man” and often spoke of missing home and
his wife and children.
Madsen is well known for a string of controversies throughout his years in the
He is famous for starring in movies including Free Willy, Donnie Brasco, Kill
Bill and Sin City.