He might be Leaving Las Vegas, but he isn’t leaving New Orleans with a nice domestic violence charge. Winning! Nicolas Cage, Academy Award winning actor and nephew of Francis Ford Coppola, went on a tear Friday night in New Orleans’ French Quarter. This tear ended with his arrest on several charges, including domestic abuse battery.
This all started at about 11:30 pm local time, when Cage, who is in town filming a movie, began arguing with his wife in the 600 block of Dumaine Street. The building they were arguing in front of was one Cage insisted they’d been renting. His wfie disagreed and he grabbed her by the arm, trying to drag her to the property he believed was theirs. After that? He started hitting vehicles and tried to get into a taxi. Cops were called, and they tried to get a heavily intoxicated Cage out of the taxi. Mr. Cage expressed his displeasure at this notion quite loudly and in return, he got arrested. He was charged with domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace and public drunkenness. Bond was set at $11,000, and his booking date has been set at May 31st.
A “stay away” order was waived, meaning he does not have to keep away from his wife and no visible signs of injury were present on her arm. Cage was released from jail on Saturday afternoon. Cage, 47, and his third wife, Alice Kim, have a 5-year-old son. His previous two marriages, to Patricia Arquette and Lisa Marie Presley, ended in divorce.
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