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Mira Sorvino's Husband Arrested for Public Intoxication

2/13/2011 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Christopher Backus, who is married to Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino, was arrested in San Diego early this morning on a charge of being drunk in public.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ cops were called to the Hyatt Regency Islandia in San Diego after hotel guests complained of hearing a loud argument between Backus and Sorvino over "poor time management skills."

We're told when cops arrived at the hotel, Backus was walking around with a bat and yelling at guests and security. Law enforcement tells us cops were willing to let Backus cool down in the drunk tank for a few hours, but his behavior was so outlandish, they had no choice but to bust him.

Backus was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of being drunk in public and was booked into San Diego Central Jail at 12:37 AM where he is currently still in custody.


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if i ever got caught into an argument about "poor time management skills" with a woman, i'd be holding a bat, too.

never get married, gents. never do it.

1312 days ago


Geez, what does she need THIS loser for?

1312 days ago


Next time i will be reading about the divorce. These Hollywood people are never happy no matter what.

1312 days ago

Zach Swan    

How appropriate. The misspelled god of wine and intoxication (Bacchus), gets charged with public intoxication.

1312 days ago


Marriage done

1312 days ago


I think she should run if he gets drunk and starts swinging a bat around!!!

1312 days ago

James R. - Los Angeles    

Sorvino must have a new project on the horizon, so this is considered P.R.

1312 days ago


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1312 days ago


Too bad. I raelly like Mira, hope she can work this out.

1312 days ago


So who bets divorce papers will be filed by Friday....

1312 days ago


what's the bigt deal just because they are famous if it were you or I it would never be posted.

1312 days ago

Oklahoma Woman    

Hey,it is a big deal. There was a loud argument between a man and a woman behind closed doors; significant enough that total strangers thought intervention necessary. Upon arrival by security, the man begins walking around in a public area swinging a bat and acting in a bizarre manner. Even for someone who is intoxicated, this level of behavior is over the top and just dangerous. The common reaction would have been--hey, sorry. Am drunk and need to tone it down a bit. This guy grabs a bat?? In the mid West, he would have been taken down to the floor and arrested for assault for sure and assault and battery upon a law enforcement officer if he resisted at all--even verbally at that point. Only in Hollywood would law enforcement give a drunk running around a hotel lobby swinging a bat at total strangers a "break".

1312 days ago


She's brilliant, beautiful, a big peacenick, Amnesty International type, speaks Mandarin and French, comes from Bloodlines beyond belief---yet she is with a common drunk with a tendency towards violence when there is a disagreement?

Seek help--fast...being with that type can be dangerous to your life---they tend to feel inadequate and incomplete when with a woman of that stature. Swinging a bat, in public? Danger sign. Get your daddy Paul Sorvino to give him a beat down but the better deal would be to simply leave---what that dude has doesnt go away.

1312 days ago


Mira can do so much better then this loser.

1312 days ago


I agree (#15) Peanutman, call me Mira. She is so hot. Dude was walking around drunk with a bat. She really needs to get away from him.

1312 days ago
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