‘Free Willy’ Star Jason James Richter Arrested for Domestic Violence

 Free Willy star Jason James Richter was arrested late Monday, October 15, for misdemeanor domestic violence, the Los Angeles Police Department confirms.  He was released from jail two days later.

“Jason and his girlfriend were involved in an argument that unfortunately escalated to the point where police were called,” a rep for Richter said Friday. “However, Jason vehemently denies any physical altercation. He is devastated that anyone has been led to believe otherwise. Jason was released on his own recognizance. The police found no visible marks or bruises, and there is every reason to believe that these false charges will be dropped.”

TMZ reported that the 38-year-old asked his girlfriend whether she was having an affair with one of her coworkers, which prompted her to go into a bedroom in their San Fernando Valley home and lock the door.

According to the website, Richter allegedly broke down the door and pulled his girlfriend into the living room. Four hours later, she reportedly went to a local police station and filed a domestic violence report.

TMZ reported that Richter was charged with one count of vandalism for breaking the door and one count of battery on a significant other with no physical injury.
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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