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lie2meiluvit
2nd June 2011, 03:31 AM
http://www.tmz.com/2011/06/01/x-men-first-class-star-accused-of-weed-wacking-crime-jason-beghe-daniel-montalvo-process-server-assualt-confrontation/

WTF???

Jason Beghe -- one of the stars of "X-Men: First Class" and a veteran actor -- is under criminal investigation for allegedly attacking a man who was wacking weeds on his property, TMZ has learned.

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According to the incident report, Daniel Montalvo was using a weed wacker on Beghe's Malibu property last week when the device malfunctioned. Cops tell us ... a frustrated Montalvo "mistreated the device." That pissed off Beghe, who then got into a loud confrontation with Montalvo which became physical.

Montalvo went to the Malibu cop shop and filed a report. The Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station investigated the incident and sent the case to the D.A. for possible misdemeanor battery prosecution against Beghe.

Beghe was convicted in 2009 with accosting a process server.

Beghe is also featured on "Californication," and has appeared in "Eli Stone," "Ghost Wisperer," "Matlock," and our fav -- "Jake and the Fat Man."

Beghe -- an ex-Scientologist -- tells TMZ, "It's probably the Church of Scientology f**king with me. They have it out for me."

out for good
2nd June 2011, 03:34 AM
OMG! This is horrible!

Another article here:
http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/actor-jason-beghe-in-trouble-for-attacking-gardener_1222546

clamicide
2nd June 2011, 03:38 AM
Tin-foil speculations start....................NOW!

Lohan2008
2nd June 2011, 06:09 AM
OMG!

TMZ did a news article... Oh the HORROR !!

http://www.tmz.com/2011/06/01/x-men-first-class-star-accused-of-weed-wacking-crime-jason-beghe-daniel-montalvo-process-server-assualt-confrontation/

freethinker
2nd June 2011, 03:02 PM
One question:

What is a cop shop?

La La Lou Lou
2nd June 2011, 03:14 PM
Cop shop is a police station, but I've never heard of weed wacking with a device, sounds like something like self abuse, involving marijuana and some kind of appliance from one of those specialist shops for single people. I might be wrong though.:eyeroll:

Dulloldfart
2nd June 2011, 04:24 PM
Since we're into full-blown speculation mode (as usual) . . .

Maybe Daniel got thoroughly told that instances of abuse should be dealt with by the proper authorities, and not "handled in-house" like CofS abuses tend to be.

So when he got punched or shoved or whatever by Mr. Hot-Tempered (who has very generously "adopted" him into his family), instead of reacting in a manner appropriate to the circumstances he went to the authorities, the police, with his new indoctrination taking the place of the real-world experience that he doesn't have yet.

Kinda ironical.

Paul

clamicide
2nd June 2011, 05:09 PM
http://youtu.be/XUfQHywSfkI



Weed Wacker I believe was a trademark for the original one of these things. I remember the commercials when I was a kid and all the male folk WAY excited by these things coming out. That string thing you see whips around and cuts down weeds. You can use it for edging lawns and such. I'm just sort of stunned how many youtube videos there are of Weed Wackers (and how many hits they get). So, if that doesn't answer/satisfy, there's more out there.

La La Lou Lou
2nd June 2011, 11:31 PM
Just looks like a strimmer to me.

Not the sort of thing I spend much time watching clips of.

Boys and their toys, eh!

SweetnessandLight
3rd June 2011, 12:22 AM
One question:

What is a cop shop?

Slang for the police station having jurisdiction over the area. :)

Weed Wacker is generic now for a motorized string trimmer...they do jam, and DM does not have full use of his hands...I can see how he might get frusterated operating one.

I never use them!

Type4_PTS
3rd June 2011, 12:40 AM
Here's a relevant article that Tony Ortega wrote today (of the Village Voice):

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/06/ex-scientology.php

Ex-Scientology Actor Attacks Ex-Scientology Plaintiff in TMZ Story Clearly Not Planted by Scientology

By Tony Ortega, Thu., Jun. 2 2011 at 2:45 PM

​After spending more than a week frozen in a mixture of glycol and alcohol, this thetan is ready to re-enter the volcano! We're going to pierce the WALL OF FIRE! (Um, actually, it was a case of walking pneumonia, but whatever. It's good to be back to work.)
And what a day to come back to. First, we will deal with the bizarro story that is so incomplete on facts, we expect it nearly to turn around 180 degrees once some additional details leak out.

TMZ is reporting that actor Jason Beghe, a man we have written about extensively here before, is being "criminally investigated" for attacking a guy named Daniel Montalvo who was cutting weeds on his Malibu property.

According to the incident report, Daniel Montalvo was using a weed wacker on Beghe's Malibu property last week when the device malfunctioned. Cops tell us ... a frustrated Montalvo "mistreated the device." That pissed off Beghe, who then got into a loud confrontation with Montalvo which became physical.
TMZ has nothing else about what happened or any larger context. We're left with the impression that Beghe is some unhinged actor who got pushy with the Mexican help on his ranch or something.

It makes you wonder why TMZ didn't provide a little more background, such as this little nugget: Montalvo has been living under Beghe's protection at the Malibu ranch since Montalvo's dramatic escape and continuous battle with the Church of Scientology.

How do you leave a detail like that out of a story?

Beghe himself, as our readers know well, is himself not only a former Scientologist, but one who made a dramatic exit from the organization, denouncing it as a scam. He estimated that he'd put in about a million dollars over the dozen years he'd been a member.

Montalvo, meanwhile, grew up in Scientology, and as we've reported before, he made his own dramatic escape from the strange group. Since then, under Beghe's protection from the church's process servers and operatives, Montalvo filed a major child-labor practices lawsuit against Scientology with the help of attorney Kit Winter.

We have reached out to Winter for help on the strange TMZ story, which seems to make little sense. Beghe, meanwhile, said he could not comment on the TMZ story at this time.

We also reached Marty Rathbun, who is in Los Angeles for Montalvo's other legal matters. "The church is making some really stupid moves," he said in regard to the TMZ story, but said he couldn't say more.

Our other sources close to the Montalvo legal matter tell us that no, Montalvo has not suddenly turned against Beghe, despite what the TMZ story seems to imply.


tortega@villagevoice.com | @VoiceTonyO

Tony Ortega is the editor-in-chief of The Village Voice. Since 1995, he's been writing about Scientology at several publications. Among his other stories about L. Ron Hubbard's organization:

Infinite
3rd June 2011, 05:47 AM
Here's a relevant article that Tony Ortega wrote today (of the Village Voice): . . . <snip> . . .

I'd've been more impressed if Ortega had written something about the International President of Scientology's CCHR being arrested for perverting the course of justice after allegedly covering up child sexual abuse within the Church!!

What is it with the media these days? If there isn't a celebrity and/or vast amounts of money involved, no ink!! Moan, moan moan . . .

Voltaire's Child
3rd June 2011, 06:52 AM
Cop shop is a police station, but I've never heard of weed wacking with a device, sounds like something like self abuse, involving marijuana and some kind of appliance from one of those specialist shops for single people. I might be wrong though.:eyeroll:

You've never seen a weed wacker?

Type4_PTS
3rd June 2011, 02:45 PM
I'd've been more impressed if Ortega had written something about the International President of Scientology's CCHR being arrested for perverting the course of justice after allegedly covering up child sexual abuse within the Church!!


Tony was down for a week with pneumonia as he mentioned in the first paragraph. If I was a betting man I would put some money on him coming out with a report very soon on Jan Eastgate. :coolwink:
He's been covering Scientology for about 16 years and comes out with something new about 2-3 a week now. :yes:

La La Lou Lou
3rd June 2011, 03:08 PM
''You've never seen a weed wacker?''


Fluffy I've lead a very sheltered life.

They are called strimmers in England, much less violent. They just gently caress the weeds to smithereens.

Voltaire's Child
3rd June 2011, 03:35 PM
''You've never seen a weed wacker?''


Fluffy I've lead a very sheltered life.

They are called strimmers in England, much less violent. They just gently caress the weeds to smithereens.

LOL!

Pooks
3rd June 2011, 07:10 PM
If someone could get a copy of the police report and post it that would be great.

I'm not surprised by this. I've watched Beghe on video and my impression of him is that he considers himself to be a very special tough guy when in fact he's just another arrogant Scientologist with a bad attitude and starts slapping people when he loses control. Kind of like a batterer.

Fuck him. If the data is true I hope he gets sent to the pokey and made to see a psych as part of his treatment.
Someone needs to put that boy's "ethics in."

Type4_PTS
4th June 2011, 07:07 AM
I'd've been more impressed if Ortega had written something about the International President of Scientology's CCHR being arrested for perverting the course of justice after allegedly covering up child sexual abuse within the Church!!


Ask and you shall receive. :yes:

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/06/jan_eastgate.php

MrNobody
4th June 2011, 07:17 AM
Ask and you shall receive. :yes:

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/06/jan_eastgate.php

Awesome article. Also has a nice link section. :thumbsup:

SweetnessandLight
4th June 2011, 07:49 AM
''You've never seen a weed wacker?''


Fluffy I've lead a very sheltered life.

They are called strimmers in England, much less violent. They just gently caress the weeds to smithereens.

Yeah, right! Sheltered life, my rosy butt Auntie LaLa! :biggrin:

Weed whackers (strimmers) shred the heck out of anything, including girdling branches of shrubs and trunks of trees. They cause more damage than they do good.

La La Lou Lou
4th June 2011, 07:26 PM
Ok I'll try not to use a weed wacker for my next intimate trim, I don't want split ends.

SweetnessandLight
4th June 2011, 11:25 PM
:omg::biggrin:

clamicide
5th June 2011, 12:52 AM
Ok I'll try not to use a weed wacker for my next intimate trim, I don't want split ends.


ow....just....ow:nervous: