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Lou Diamond Phillips Charged With Battery

9/21/2006 8:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lou Diamond PhillipsActor Lou Diamond Phillips was charged with domestic battery late Thursday by the City Attorney of Los Angeles. As TMZ first reported, Phillips was arrested and booked on August 11, 2006 for an argument with his girlfriend that turned physical. Police were called to the actor's home around 2:00 a.m. and found the couple in a heated argument.

TMZ has obtained documents, filed today in Los Angeles County Superior Court, that say Phillips "unlawfully used force and violence upon the person." The charge comes with a maximum of one year in jail and a $2000 dollar fine.

Phillips is due back in court for arraignment on October 18, 2006.

A call to Phillips' reps was not immediately returned.

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Randy    

she should have been taken in as well!!! the cops are big ego jerks as always!! and cops are big bullies themselves!! and wife beatters to!!! just look at what they do to people ALL the time.. i say this is all crap and wish Lou All the best!!!

2685 days ago
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spam    

Ritchie had to smack the bitch...and more importantly, WHAT ABOUT BOB?

2765 days ago
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Jimmy Barnes    

Lou is a great guy! I met him filming an independent movie in Joshua Tree... He's the most humble and genuine people you'll ever meet. I'm willing to bet there is another side to this story. Good luck Lou!

2765 days ago
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kathleen    

YES!!!!!

2765 days ago
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stoopit    

Maybe he was angry because she told him she was going to leave him for another woman, just like his wife.

2765 days ago
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Lisa    

Maybe he was angry because he has no career.

2765 days ago
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witchypoo    

Maybe she was going to leave him for a WORKING actor!

2765 days ago
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L.S    

wife beater no wonder his first wife went lesbo...

2765 days ago
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moretocome    

Maybe he was angry because she told him the 90’s are over and so is his 15 minutes of fame. What a loser, to hit a women? And this isn’t the first time, it’s chronic with this guy. He’s like 5’ 6” or something, it must be the short man syndrome that makes him so mean. Although he’s not much of a man in my book. I’d like to see him to try and hit a man. I’d knock his teeth out.

2765 days ago
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Ron Benoit    

Maybe he was angry because she called him GAY! GAY GAY GAY, they're all GAY!

2765 days ago
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Hate-Watch — Wrap-up.    

Let me get this right... Lou Diamond Phillips -- always a favorite of mine in E-Ring -- beats a woman, and you'll hear nothing more about it. It'll make two or three Hollywood Web sites. Had Travolta or Cruise or any other *Scientology" celebrity done such an awful thing, and he'd be in Washington Post headlines, and lead off every 6 o'clock news.

Media are so eager to hate Scientology, because they are so misinformed on the religion, that they try to devour any Scientologist who speaks out for his/her religion or its beliefs, its humanitarian projects, etc.

Cruise speaks curtly to Matt Lauer saying Brooke Shields shouldn't blanketly encourage mothers to take anti-depressants, and the press writhes for weeks. Phillips slaps around a woman, and the story disappears in a poof.

Didn't these writers ever go to journalism school?



2765 days ago
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Smartie    

Hasn't he done this before, several times some years ago, and been charged? What a tough guy.

2765 days ago
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Gary L.Johnson    

Why are most people on always on the womans side?A woman can beat on a man,and I guess that's ok?Women want to be equal,well,arrest them as equals when they do dumb stuff like that too.He was ,and IS deffinately WRONG WRONG WRONG for what he did.WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!As in not right.Let's find out why he did what he did though,shall we?

2765 days ago
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the wise old owl    

There is NO EXCUSE for using physical violence against a woman. I think he sould be man enough to find a better way to communicate his feelings than this fists. He is a coward.

Only a weak man with low self esteem resorts to this type of tactic . He should be ashamed of himself. Come on Lou. We know you're strong . Go after Mike Tyson if you want ot show the world how strong you are. Beating up a woman only displays you as a weak and frustrated man. Next time you get that pissed off , go outside, count to 10, and then hit a tree. A tree won't get hurt and you won't have to go to jail. Just try a little restraint next time you get pisst off. A little goes a long way.

2765 days ago
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Robert James    

Nooooo!!! RITCHIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2765 days ago
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