Ryan O'Neal was arrested for allegedly assaulting his son, Griffin, over the weekend.The 65-year-old Oscar-winning actor was arrested at his Malibu home in the early hours of Saturday morning for assault with a deadly weapon and negligent discharge of a firearm. Los Angeles County sheriff Lieutenant John Benedict said: "Deputies and paramedics were called to O'Neal's Malibu residence at 12.30am Saturday regarding a battery that had occurred."Deputies determined Griffin O'Neal, his son, had been assaulted by his father."Ryan was later released on bail for $50,000.The 'Love Story' star's manager, Neil Hassman, told US TV show The Insider:"He was defending himself after his son began wildly swinging a fireplace poker."It is unfortunate that what should have been an internal family disagreement was escalated to the point that Ryan felt he had to defend himself from Griffin's aggressive, extremely menacing physical behaviour."Hassman said Griffin's pregnant girlfriend suffered minor injuries during the incident, and was treated at a hospital before being released. He claimed her injuries were caused by Griffin, 42. Griffin - who has previous convictions for reckless behaviour under the influence of alcohol - could not be reached for comment. Actress Farrah Fawcett - who dated Ryan between 1980 and 1997 and has a 21-year-old son Redmond with him - celebrated her 60th birthday on Friday. The actress has recently been given the all-clear from anal cancer. She was supported throughout her ordeal by Ryan.


Anonymous said…
He was always the worst father.I liked the story.