March 14, 2012

Actor Michael Madsen, was detained on suspicion of child endangerment

Actor Michael Madsen, known for roles in films such as "Thelma & Louise" was arrested for child cruelty after getting into a fight with his teenage son, authorities said on Saturday.

The actor was detained at his home in Malibu on Friday afternoon on suspicion of child endangerment. Madsen reportedly got into a fight with his teenage son after he allegedly caught him smoking pot. Michael, 54, was then held on a charge of child endangerment and cruelty to a child. It's a family matter and Michael asks that his families privacy be respected. 

Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the star's Malibu, Calif., home. Reuters reports that Madsen was charged with child endangerment and cruelty to a child, which are felony charges. Madsen is the father of five sons. With his current wife, Deanna Morgan, the big screen actor has three sons. Upon his release, TMZ asked Madsen for a statement, and the "Reservoir Dogs" star told them "everything's fine."



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