Back in the day he was a teen heartthrob, thanks to movies such as Terminator 2, Pecker, and American History X. Now, Edward Furlong is fighting a battle far more toxic than cyborgsâ€”his ex wife, Rachael Bella (a.k.a Rachael Kneeland).
Citing irreconcilable differences, she filed for divorce last summer and in usual Hollywood fashion, things are turning for the worse. She recently won a restraining order against him because of alleged violent acts.
Kneeland said in an interview, â€œhe grabbed me, bruised me, pushed me, made threats of more violence, [and] left messages saying he would hire people to come and beat me with chains and bats.â€ She also claimed that Furlong abuses illegal drugs such as cocaine.
Furlongâ€™s representative, R.J. Rousso, recently told People that the allegations are false. â€œMr. Furlong vehemently denies all allegations that have been made and is currently working with his legal team to have this temporary restraining order extinguished,â€ Rousso said. â€œUnfortunately, the two parties are going through a very contentious divorce and custody battle. Eddieâ€™s main concern is his son, Ethan, and moving forward with his life.â€
As for the drug accusations, Rousso rebuts, â€œEddie has been sober for more than five years and is preparing to begin production on a new film.â€ He began shooting the adaptation of The Green Hornet last weekend with fellow actors Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz, Jay Chou, Edward James Olmos, David Harbour, Tom Wilkinson and Christoph Waltz.
On September 25, the Superior Court has ordered Furlong to stay 100 yards away from Kneeland. The 32-year-old actor was also stripped of visitation rights for his 3-year-old son. Furlong is fighting to have the temporary order revoked.
This isnâ€™t Furlongâ€™s first relationship that ended in court. In 1998, his former girlfriend-manager Jacqueline Louise Domac, 14 years his senior, sued him for abuse and breach of contract.
We wonder what Judgment Day has in store for Furlong this time around.