As the old saying goes, “when it rains, it pours.” That being said, Griffin O’Neal, son of actor Ryan O’Neal, is just soaking wet right now. 47-year-old Griffin O’Neal was arrested at his suburban San Diego home on New Year’s Eve on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery. He’s being held at San Diego Central Jail on $10,000 bail. Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Melissa Aquino tells Highlight Hollywood sources that a family member called 911 to report a disturbance due to someone drinking too much at the Ramona home. This is not the first time O’Neal has been accused of domestic abuse, and it’s not the first time the San Diego police have arrived at the home.
Deputies investigating determined through witness statements that O’Neal was being aggressive toward his wife. O’Neal is to be sentenced next week in a separate case in which he drove under the influence of drugs in August, causing a head-on collision that injured another motorist.
This is not the first time Griffin has been in trouble with the law. He has a record going back to his teen years. All of Ryan O’Neal’s children seem to have fallen in to the same groove. What a shame, because they all are attractive, talented and have had every
opportunity in the world to make something of themselves. Let’s hope that Griffin will come out of this and get his life on track.
Written By: Bobby Head
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