She was arrested back in June for trying to buy cocaine, and now Tatum O’Neal's father and half-brother are in trouble for drug possession charges.
The “Wicked Wicked Games” actress recently spoke to press about the dangers of drug use, and her concern for her family members. "Addiction, if untreated, can lead to jail, institutions and death. I love them both and I am sorry to hear about this."
After recently being arrested for buying cocaine in New York City, Tatum O'Neal was spotted leaving her apartment in the Lower East Side of Manhattan on Tuesday morning (June 3).
The 44-year-old actress, who's due back in court on July 28th to face a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance, has already spoken to press following the incident - saying that this arrest helped save her.
In a recent news release by police officials, Oscar-nominated actor Ryan O'Neal was arrested for investigation of assaulting his adult son, while at home in Malibu over the weekend.
It has been reported by an abc news affiliate that deputies and paramedics were called to O'Neal's Malibu residence at 12:30 a.m. Saturday "regarding a battery that had occurred," said Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. John Benedict.
"Deputies determined ... Griffin O'Neal, his son, had been assaulted by his father," Benedict said.
Child star Dakota Fanning, best known for her roles in films like 'Charlotte's Web' is in the middle of a controversy over a rape scene in her latest film 'Hounddog'.
The 12-year-old actress portrays a girl called Lewellen, who is raped by a teenager.
The hard-hitting movie written and directed by Deborah Kampmeier, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday, has been surrounded by complaints, with protests beginning before the festival.
The Catholic League, one of the protesting groups, has urged the US Department of Justice to investigate the film for possible violation of child pornography laws.
"It matters not a whit whether Fanning's mother, along with Fanning's teacher/child welfare worker, gave their consent," said the league's president William Donahue, who admitted he had not seen the film.