Nicolas Cage arrested in New Orleans for domestic abuse

By Alexandra Heilbron on April 18, 2011 | 15 Comments

Nicolas Cage was arrested early Saturday morning in New Orleans after a visit to a tattoo parlor. While inside the store, Cage, who was clearly intoxicated, was seen on a surveillance video drinking out of a plastic cup. His wife Alice Kim then came inside and they argued briefly as she beckoned for him to come with her. He did, but the argument continued on the street. A cab driver who witnessed Cage grabbing his wife’s arm called 911. reported that Cage and Alice were standing in front of a property he believed they were renting when the New Orleans police arrived. Alice was explaining to him that he was at the wrong place, and was trying to lead him home when he grabbed her and tried to pull her towards the house. When the police arrived, Cage yelled at them, daring them to arrest him. They tried to calm him down and asked him to go home quietly with his wife, but he continued to taunt them. He was finally arrested and charged on suspicion of domestic violence, disturbing the peace and public drunkenness. Cage was freed on bail Saturday afternoon after Duane Chapman of the reality TV series Dog the Bounty Hunter posted his $11,000 bond. Apparently, Alice does not want her husband charged and says there was no physical contact. A police officer admitted there were no visible marks on her arm. Last December while filming in Romania, Cage also made a scene in public when he began screaming at several people, daring them to fight before finally being coaxed into a car by his driver.

Comments & Discussion

  1. L1feless • April 18, 2011 @ 12:22 PM

    I am not sure why anyone is not surprised by any of this. Being the the financial state which he is currently in has to be pretty daunting. Everyone will try and find a way to cope with those pressures and clearly he has chosen drinking.

  2. Germain • April 18, 2011 @ 1:41 PM

    Too bad, seems like when hollywood’s stars career suffer, their lives suffer as well. Fame and money is the only thing that drives those people. He has a 5 year old son, you’d think that would be enough to get his life in order.

  3. L1feless • April 18, 2011 @ 3:43 PM

    His career hasn’t really suffered. He had two- three very successful films in the past few years. This issue is clearly with his financial issues. He spent more than he made. I agree with you though, you’d think that a 5 year old at home would put life into perspective. Certainly in a different one then through the bottom of an empty bottle.

  4. mandee • April 18, 2011 @ 4:05 PM

    when you spend most of your life being in movies and being famous, i dont really think having a child would be enough to put things in perspective, all he knows is how to be rich. i dont think he should be charged with domestic abuse when he clearly didnt even hurt his wife, he didnt leave a single mark, and even she is saying he didnt do anything to her. sometimes grabbing someones arm and pulling them towards the house is innocent.

  5. Cynthia • April 18, 2011 @ 8:09 PM

    the guys a mess. He needs help.

  6. domino • April 18, 2011 @ 8:31 PM

    Sounds like he needs rehab, pronto, before he makes an ass of himself again.

  7. C-Dub • April 18, 2011 @ 9:34 PM

    This is the first time that I can say I’ve read article and they also gave an account of what the possible violated person said. In this case he was arrested for some things (which most articles leave it at that and our imaginations go wild), but this one also says his wife said there was no physical contact.
    Cage is going overboard lately and seemingly self destructive. I hope he cleans up his act. He’s got a kid to sakes!

  8. L1feless • April 19, 2011 @ 8:31 AM

    mandee I agree with you there are some cases where grabbing an arm is just an innocent act not abuse. When there is other footage especially as of late where he has openly challenged someone to a fight in public. I’d say there are bigger issues at play here. Ultimately I hope the guy recognizes this as an issue and gets some help. He has a wife and a kid.

  9. Reality Check • April 19, 2011 @ 3:44 PM

    The article said Cage was intoxicated. If I think back to university, during those first year parties, being intoxicated meant that any person or object I reached out to was basically being “grabbed” and not simply being “grasped” or “held”. It’s typically all you can do in that state. This article is a case of being able to put yourself in the tipsy man’s shoes.

  10. mandee • April 20, 2011 @ 5:12 AM

    Reality Check on April 19, 2011 3:44 PM ive been drunk before and i havent physically abused anyone, just because you “GRABBED” people rather than “grasped” when you were drunk doesnt mean everyone gets violent or the same way as you do when they drink.

  11. Anthony • April 20, 2011 @ 11:03 PM

    He probably didn’t abuse his wife, but it wasn’t too smart to goad the police. I guess even celebrities don’t get away with that.

  12. Nancy • April 26, 2011 @ 10:45 PM

    No Mandee, you just get totally bombed and almost puke on the cops feet, hahahaha.

    Hey! DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER..whoo hoo \m/

  13. Nancy • April 26, 2011 @ 10:45 PM

    No Mandee, you just get totally bombed and almost puke on the cops feet, hahahaha.

    Hey! DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER..whoo hoo \m/

  14. Nancy • April 27, 2011 @ 9:00 PM

    What’s the matter Mandee? Can’t handle the truth? LMAO 🙂

  15. Jo-Anne • April 29, 2011 @ 1:53 PM

    can somebody anybody PLEASE!!!!! stop the double poster…once is MORE THAN ENOUGH
    (actually way way way more than enough)

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