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"Family Ties" Andy Gets Probation

9/1/2007 10:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Brian Bonsall, who played the youngest, blondest Keaton on the '80s sitcom "Family Ties," was sentenced to two years probation Friday in relation to a March assault incident.

Bonsall was arrested in Boulder, Colorado, after his girlfriend told police he poured an alcoholic drink on her while she slept, put her in a choke hold and threw her onto a bed. Bonsall counterclaimed that he pushed her in self-defense after she cut his arm and face with a steak knife.

Bonsall, according to his lawyer Paul McCormick, went through a 30-day rehab program and has been sober for over five months. He and his girlfriend have gotten back together and are in couples counseling.


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Lenn K.    

I would have felt better if he had gotten 82 minutes in jail. Now that's real time!!

2574 days ago


...glad to see they're trying to work it all out. now, if they can only determine who the baby-daddy is, and settle the issue over who owns the sega, then it'll be clear sailing...

2574 days ago

What are you that Stupid?    

Yet another of Hollywood's young actors in trouble with the law and either has done rehab or is doing rehab now

2574 days ago


Got back together with him?!?! There's billions of men on this planet! Pick one who doesn't have problems!

2574 days ago


HEY TMZ..wasn't that BRODY JENNER in the video by the stairs while britney was going up the stairs? I can see his facial structure a mile away!

2574 days ago


#1 to #5 .... you are so correct

2574 days ago


I really hope they have children because theirs is a relationship that would be very healthy for raising children.

2574 days ago


What were the consequences for her? Was their really a knife attack.They call that a felony in most states.

2572 days ago

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