“Terminator” star Edward Furlong robbed in Skid Row
Troubled “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” star Edward Furlong claims that he was robbed on the streets of Los Angeles on Thursday morning.
According to reports from law enforcement sources, 35-year-old Edward Furlong was allegedly harassed and robbed of his wallet after asking for directions from a passerby in the rundown and drug haven area of Skid Row in Los Angeles. This led the former child star to approach a police officer making the rounds in the neighborhood and report the incident.
Edward Furlong, a one-time MTV Movie Award winner, said that despite not being threatened with any kind of weapon, he obliged to the demands of the criminal, who subsequently fled the scene after harassing the actor.
The authorities are currently conducting a robbery investigation of the incident.
Despite being beleaguered with a number of personal issues, Edward Furlong — a California native born in Glendale — has continued to secure roles on the big screen.
Furlong’s career peak came with “American History X” back in 1998, where he played the role of Daniel Vinyard, alongside Edward Norton. It was followed by less successful appearances in “The Green Hornet” and a straight-to-DVD remake of “Night Of The Demons.”
However, the latest project of Furlong entitled “The Zombie King” is due for an imminent release, with the actor taking center stage in the British horror comedy, alongside fellow former child star, Corey Feldman.
Some of the most controversial undertakings of Edward Furlong include being sued by his former girlfriend — who is 14 years his senior — for an alleged “assault,” followed by ex-wife Rachael Bella filing for divorce before slapping him with a restraining order.
Previous reports have also stated that Furlong, a father-of-one, has declared himself totally broke, underwent a difficult battle with alcoholism and drugs, hospitalized for a suspected heroin overdose, and arrested on several occasions for various crimes he committed.
Edward Furlong is a two-time Saturn Award nominee, winning the 1992 Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor for his performance in “Terminator 2.” He also bagged the 1992 MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance for his work in the film.