Nicholas Brendon, one of the stars of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has been arrested on charges of grand theft from a Hilton hotel in Four Lauderdale.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Reports Say Brendon Got Himself ‘Rip-Roaring Drunk’
TMZ reports that Brendon was in Fort Lauderdale for a comic book convention. The gossip site says that Brendon got “rip-roaring drunk” and ran up damages and a bar bill at a Hilton in the city over the weekend. At one point, the actor was found asleep in the office of an employee. He was in town to appear at the Shock Pop Comicon, and he wasn’t totally sold on the convention according to a now-deleted tweet which he wrote saying, “Hey Twatters! I’m stuck in Ft Lauderdale w/no per diem. No hotel. No ride to the airport. Thanks @Shockpopcc.”
2. Two Days Before His Arrest, Brendon Announced He & His Wife Were Splitting
This arrest comes just days after Brendon and his wife of five months, Moonda Tee, announced their split in a statement on his Facebook page. The couple were married in Las Vegas in October 2014. The statement, which came from Brendon’s rep Andrea Albin, read:
I am officially announcing that Nicholas and his wife, Moonda Tee, have parted ways.
Nicholas expressed that Moonda is truly a ‘beautiful person’ and that he ‘wishes her the best that life has to offer.’
We know that there will be rumors and gossip, but we ask that Nick’s privacy be respected during this difficult time. Things like this are never easy.
As always, thank you for your support and your love of all things Nick.
3. He Checked Into Rehab Just After Getting Married
Back in October 2014, Brendon was arrested following a convention in Idaho for a similar disturbance in a hotel. He later apologized and two days after his arrest, the Criminal Minds star was in rehab, reported TMZ.
4. He Has a Long History With Booze & Arrests
Going back even further into Brendon’s history, in 2004 at a Buffy convention in Cleveland, Brendon said he was going into rehab for alcoholism. Then, in 2010, Brendon was arrested and tasered by LAPD officers while intoxicated. He was charged with resisting arrest, two counts of battery and vandalism. Following that arrest, he once again checked himself into rehab.
5. He Has an Animated Series Coming Out This Year