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Actress Sean Young blames Oscars security guard in her arrest

February 27, 2012 |  2:35 pm

Sean Young blames Oscars security in her arrest
Actress Sean Young said she did nothing wrong before her arrest Sunday night after being involved in an altercation with security as she tried to enter an Academy Awards after-party.

"They need to make a public apology on behalf of their security guard," Young told People magazine.

Young, 52, whose credits include “Blade Runner,” “Ace Ventura” and “Wall Street,” was placed under citizen’s arrest and taken to the Hollywood division of the Los Angeles Police Department, according to Officer Wendy Reyes.

The arrest took place about 10:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of Highland Avenue, which includes the Hollywood and Highland Center, the site of the Oscars and the Governor's Ball after-party.

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Young was involved in “some type of physical altercation” and taken into custody by the person she was fighting with, police said.

Police sources said it was a security guard at the ball who made the arrest. The sources said Young was one of 10 people arrested in connection with Sunday night's awards ceremony. In those arrests, charges included trespassing, robbery and forgery related to fake credentials.

Young was booked on suspicion of misdemeanor battery and released on $20,000 bail about 3 a.m., according to jail records. She is due to appear in court March 19.

Young told People the security guard was at fault. "I started to leave and [the guard] grabbed my arm and he started pulling me. And I turned around and I was pulling my arm away -– and I struck him."

Young entered treatment for alcoholism after an outburst at the Directors Guild of America awards in Century City in 2008. A statement from press representatives at the time said the actress had “struggled against the disease for many years.”

Police did not immediately say whether Young was under the influence Sunday night.

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Photo: Sean Young at Sunday's Oscars. Credit: Angela Weiss / Getty Images

 


 

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