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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:
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.
Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.