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- December 26, 1994
- Vol. 42
- No. 26
Hollywood's Most Wanted! '94
Arrested! Sued! Defended! Courtroom Dockets Look Like Casting Calls as Stars Cope with a Squad Car Full of Legal Woes
Rapper, music producer, 28
OFFENSE: Sailing through L.A. at up to 90 mph with police in his Ferrari's wake last January; failing blood-alcohol test.
STATUS: Dre, aka Andre Young, pleads no contest, is fined $1,053, gets five months in jail for violating probation on 1993 battery conviction.
OFFENSE: Stalking ex-girlfriend, television producer Tina Sinatra, 46 (Frank's younger daughter).
STATUS: Pleads no contest in Los Angeles. Gets three years probation, must undergo counseling and is forbidden to go within 100 yards of her.
Former L.A. Lawyer, 32
OFFENSE: Driving her red Vauxhall Omega on the wrong side of the alcohol limit in London last July.
STATUS: "I made a serious error of judgment," she tells court. Pays the $862 fine, British license suspended for one year.
OFFENSE: In May he shows Jay Leno how easy it is to ignite Tonight: set a chair on fire.
STATUS: Pleads no contest. Penalties include: $2,700 fine, reimbursing NBC for damaged chair ($698), taping fire-safety public service announcements.
Rapper, 23, aka Left Eye
OFFENSE: Alleged June torching of Atlanta mansion owned by boyfriend, football star Andre Rison, 27, after he comes home at 5 a.m.
STATUS: Lopes is free on $75,000 bail, having pleaded not guilty to first-degree arson. Next court date: Dec. 29.
OFFENSE: Alleged fondling of 17-year-old extra on film location in Minneapolis. Sued for sexual harassment in March, he counters with suit accusing teen's lawyers of defamation and invasion of privacy.
STATUS: His and her suits pending.
OFFENSES: Both in Los Angeles: brandishing a loaded semiautomatic pistol in March; punching and throttling actress Leesa Anne Rowland, 29, in May.
STATUS: One: not charged; Caan says he was breaking up a fight. Two: Rowland's suit pending.
Actor, director, 64
OFFENSE: Sexually has harassing Diana Botsford, 33, a production exec for his I Candles in the Dark, by commenting on her "beautiful breasts."
STATUS: On Nov. 29 suit was resolved and a joint statement says that Schell "regrets that remarks embarrassed her."
OFFENSE: Allegedly slapping and kicking estranged wife and Wild Orchid co-star Carre Otis, 25, in L.A. in July.
STATUS: Misdemeanor battery charges dropped—Otis would not testify. Duo last seen in November, holding hands in a Manhattan nightclub.
Public Enemy rapper, 35, aka William Drayton
OFFENSE: Breaking camera of New York woman in August.
STATUS: Criminal mischief and harassment charges pending.
OFFENSE: Applying a golf club to the windshield of 1969 black Mercedes that cut him off in L.A, traffic in February.
STATUS: Civil suit filed by the driver, salesman Robert Blank, 38, is settled out of court. Criminal charges of assault and vandalism dismissed.
Former Jefferson Airplane/ Starship singer, 55
OFFENSE: Leveling unloaded shotgun at Tiburon, Calif., police in March.
STATUS: Receives six-month suspended sentence; agrees to attend AA meetings and do 200 hours of community service.
OFFENSE: Allegedly attacking girlfriend Nicole Rothschild, 30, at his L.A. home in March.
STATUS: She doesn't press charges; couple marries in April, expects a baby in July.
Actor, bar owner, 31
OFFENSE: 5 a.m. redecoration of $1,200-a-night New York City hotel room in September.
STATUS: Criminal mischief charges will be dropped if Depp behaves for six months and reimburses hotel $9,776.12 for damages.
Comedian, 37 (Kirk Douglas's son)
OFFENSES: In October, possessing cocaine and being under its influence in Rosemead, Calif. In November, drunk driving and vehicular hit-and-run with his Mercedes after a fight at an L.A. nightclub.
STATUS: One: pleads not guilty; case pending. Two: case pending.
OFFENSE: Speeding at up to 120 mph on his motorcycle, he leads a Florida state trooper on a 30-mile turnpike chase near Fort Pierce in April.
STATUS: Pleads no contest to reckless driving charge; sentenced to 80 hours community service and six months probation; pays $7,314.25 in fines and costs.
OFFENSE: Drunk driving; misses a curve and crashes his yellow 1963 Porsche convertible into a tree near his Aspen home. Gash in forehead requires 14 stitches. (Oddly, he was arrested in Aspen on the same date—Aug. 21—in '93, also for drunk driving.)
STATUS: Plans to plead not guilty.
Rapper, actor, 23
OFFENSE: Carrying a concealed weapon, according to L.A. police, who arrest him in April after stopping a speeding car in which he is a passenger. Arrest adds to litany of his runins with the law, including a sex-abuse conviction in Manhattan (he faces two to seven years in prison).
STATUS: Misses Dec. 7 pretrial hearing on L.A. weapon charge; judge revokes $20,000 bail, issues arrest warrant.
OFFENSE: Joanne Vincent, 35, alleges in November that her husband since 1983 beat her, forced her into group sex and threatened to kill her and her pets.
STATUS: Judge issues temporary restraining order, but dismisses it when both parties fail to show up in court.
OFFENSE: Possessing small amount of marijuana when police find him asleep in his Mercedes near Waco, Texas, in May. Nelson, who'd been playing poker, says fog forced him off road.
STATUS: Misdemeanor charge pending (penalties could include $1,000 fine and license suspension).
Retired daredevil, 56
OFFENSE: Hitting companion Krystal Kennedy, 25, during an argument at a Sunnyvale, Calif., motel in October; police find her with face and neck injuries.
STATUS: Kennedy says it was partially her fault and doesn't press charges.
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