"Terminator 2/American History X" actor Edward Furlong has been banned from spending time alone with his six-year-old son Ethan, after the boy tested positive for cocaine.
Furlong's ex-wife Rachael Bella, obtained a court order forbidding the Terminator 2 from solo parenting duties. The troubled actor, 35, appeared in court on Friday and insisted that Rachael is a liar who will do or say whatever it takes to 'alienate me further from my son and destroy my ability to work'.
Despite his pleas the judge didn't believe the actor's version of events and refused to change the custody restrictions already in place. Ethan tested positive for the class A drug cocaine after spending time with his father. It is not clear how the little boy was exposed to the drug. His father has a long term history of drug abuse, which derailed his once promising acting career.
The American star has also declared himself broke, battled alcoholism and drugs, been hospitalised for a suspected heroin overdose, and been arrested a multitude of times for various crimes. As a result, Edward, who has undergone several stints in rehab, has been in and out of trouble with the law over the years.
In October of this year he was arrested for domestic violence after a public spat with his girlfriend at Los Angeles Airport. The woman involved in the argument had visible marks on her arm and Edward's bail was set at $50,000.
The actor's colourful personal life includes being sued by an ex-girlfriend, 14 years his senior, for 'assault', and ex-wife Rachael Bella filing for divorce before hitting him with a restraining order.
The restraining order came after Rachael, who filed for divorce from Edward in July 2009 after three years of marriage, told the court in a previous hearing, the actor repeatedly drives past her house. She claimed he also once threatened to kill himself and refused to take a drugs test when she demanded he take one during their custody dispute. Back in August father-of-one Furlong claimed he was robbed in LA after asking a passer-by for directions in the rundown, drug haven area of Skid Row. Despite not being threatened with any weapons, Furlong handed over his wallet before the criminal fled.
Edward's career peak came with American History X (with Edward Norton in 1998), followed by less successful appearances in The Green Hornet and a straight-to-DVD Night Of The Demons remake. However, his latest project The Zombie King is due for an imminent release, with Edward taking centre stage in the British horror comedy alongside fellow former child star Corey Feldman.
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