10 people arrested at The Oscar Awards www.privateofficer.com
Los Angeles CA Feb 29 2012 Sean Young might have been the most high-profile arrest at this year’s Academy Awards, but she was far from the only one.
The Los Angeles Police Department confirms to TheWrap that there were 10 arrests at Sunday’s Oscars for various offenses, including robbery and forgery.
“Celebrity Rehab” veteran Young — who was charged with misdemeanor battery following an altercation with a security guard outside of the Governors Ball on Sunday — is demanding an apology.
She reportedly took to her Facebook page on Sunday to declare that she was sober during the incident. Oh, and that she just might sue if she doesn’t get an apology.
“I just want everyone to know that I was sober, extremely well behaved when a very stupid security guard went postal on me and then The Academy’s very stupid lawyer recommended a ‘private person’s arrest’ and I have grounds for a lawsuit against the Academy although I believe a public apology to me would be much better,” Young wrote. “I am OK and I have the Hollywood Police Station’s support who very carefully and kindly photographed the bruises on my arms which this guard is responsible for doing.”
Four of the Oscar arrests were for felonies — including a robbery. The other felonies involved forgery and using fraudulent credentials at the ceremony.
The remaining arrests, which were for misdemeanors, involved trespassing, interfering with police officers and battery. The latter is Young’s offense.
The “Blade Runner” actress was placed under citizen’s arrest by a security guard after allegedly slapping another guard who may have touched her at the Governors Ball.
Previously during the night, Young was told to leave by security guards because she didn’t have a ticket to the soiree, but she later returned to the red carpet outside of the ball, after which the incident occurred.
Young admitted to People magazine that she “struck” the guard.
“They said, ‘No, you have to leave,’ ” Young told the magazine Monday. “I started to leave and [the guard] grabbed my arm and he started pulling me. And I turned around and I was pulling my arm away – and I struck him.”
The Academy, which has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment, told People that it wasn’t involved in pressing charges against Young.