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Child Abuse Investigation In Nic Cage Arrest

4/25/2011 6:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A child abuse detective was called in to investigate Nic Cage on the night of his drunken arrest -- after a witness told police he saw Cage pull his 5-year-old son to the ground during an alcohol-fueled argument with his wife ... this according to the New Orleans PD.

Nicolas Cage Child Abuse

According to the police report, Cage's wife Alice told police she and Nic had been arguing on the night of April 15 "due to his intoxicated state"  ... when they went to pick up their son from a friend's house.  FYI -- Alice was in the driver's seat.

Alice told cops ... she and Nic continued to argue until they arrived at their home -- at which point she claims, "Mr Cage fell while holding their son. The fall caused the 5 year old to suffer a minor abrasion to his left knee."

But a witness told cops a slightly different story -- saying he saw "Mr. Cage pull the male child to the ground by his hand."

According to the report, "A child abuse detective was notified."

Cops say they wanted to interview Cage's son -- but Alice wouldn't let that happen.

As for Cage, cops described him as "hysterical" and "irrational" when they interviewed him after the incident.

TMZ broke the story -- Cage was eventually arrested for domestic abuse and disturbing the peace after he allegedly grabbed his wife earlier in the evening.



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Karen Larsen    

Awwwww, ALCOHOL, the legal drug, where you can act crazy and abuse people, and NOT REMEMBER!!!! Does not matter how the child got hurt, the fact is he got hurt, and had to listen to his DRUNK father be an A-HOLE with his Mother. Aw, the memories they are building for their son!!!!!!!!!!!!
SICKENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go to rehab Nic! Get the F over yourself!!!

1241 days ago


What a bunch of baloney. Who hasn't stumbled or tripped while holding a kid. They all survive just fine. Someone just wants their name in the paper. Nic might have been drunk but he'd never hurt his own child and even his wife backs that up.

1241 days ago


The "go to rehab" comments are SO moronic! The man does NOT have a drinking problem! In fact, according to people who know him and who work with him, he hardly ever drinks. Good grief, something is seriously WRONG with some of you. He drank to much one night and got a little talky, end of story. There was also no need for anyone to talk to his son, that's not a red flag at all.

1241 days ago


Other than having a bit too much to drink, he did nothing wrong. ONE witness said that, several other witnesses stated the same thing as his wife. He had one bad night, give it a rest. There are other "stars" who do worse things on an almost nightly basis, yet you don't report on them. He's not a tax cheat, either - the person who was handling his money screwed up. You would have to be an idiot not to realize that celebrities seldom if ever deal with their money. They pay people to do that and sometimes the person doing it screws up. The most recent incident had to do with things he had given as gifts between 2004 and 2009, when his business manager was handling everything. The guy completely mismanaged his money, which is very, very obvious. He's a little unusual and an easy target. You're trying to make something out of nothing. I've met him on several occasions and he's a very nice, down to earth guy.

1241 days ago


I hope he is smarter then that, but then again, alcohol clouds you're judgment when you've had one too many.

Hollywood can produce some winners. Who exactly pampers these idiots in the first place? They do a movie and expect everything handed to them on a silver platter.

Then they usually ask, "Don't you know who I am?" Yes I do, you are what we call a criminal.

1241 days ago

en Todo Momento!!    

...gotta watch yer fingers with this one, eh??!

1241 days ago


Other than tax problems that Mr. Cage has been making payments on and trying to clear up (unlike Mr. Snipes who feels he shouldn't have to pay), there has not been reports of Mr. Cage having an ongoing drinking problem. If his name wasn't Nicholas Cage this never would have been news. I believe he was likely holding his son's hand when he fell pulling the child with him. That's not child abuse, that's stupidity that the parent always feels horrible about. Mr. Cage has no history of out of control behaviour. Leave him alone. You should all be more concerned abut Brooke Muller's kids. She has a well do***ented substance abuse history and recently refused a court mandated urine test and was given a complete pass on it by the judge, but they had to hold up Charlie's plane to test him and he wasn't in the presence of the kids. Brooke's parents, the enablers and co- abusers have the kids. But CPS is in a tiz about Nic's son. What a waste of media space.

1241 days ago


@MotherBear "CPS gets paid every time they take kids, place kids, and adopt them out-they rely on taking kids for their income..."

Oh please. That is dilusional. I won't defend CPS's typical MO, but to say that they use kids as a potential profit center is ludicrous.

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1241 days ago

The Noodle    

He didnt do anything wrong. Leave the dude alone. Focus on Charlie Sheen man. Now THAT is a loser that should NOT have kids!

1241 days ago


Sooo. . . .he got drunk and had an argument with his wife. Never seen that before.

1241 days ago

And thats the truth    

This is the first time that I have ever heard of Nic getting drunk. For crying out loud TMZ you make it look ten times worse then it really was. So the man got sauced one night BFD. I think everyone has gotten drunk at least once in their lifetime.

As for the child abuse allegations, that is ridiculous. I read a story once where a lady on the east coast took her daughter to the beach. It was the first warm day of the year and the little girl did not have a coat on. Some busy body actually called child services and turned her in for abuse. I have a neighbor who has a 3 year old little boy who runs outside in his shorts and t-shirt while I am wearing a sweatsuit all of the time. They are the best parents and their kids are angels.

I am so sick of the PC crap that I could scream. Beating your child is one thing, but, I hardly think that what Nic did was abuse or do I think it is abuse to take your kid to the beach without a coat on.

1241 days ago


Whatever the truth to this is, Cage better get himself together and do his drinking away from the wife and kiddies. Otherwise, he's going to gain passage on the Sheen train to the Career's Gone Losers Asylum.

1241 days ago


Give me a break!
Didn't the police have something more important to attend to?
They should have helped them home instead of using up tax dollars on this b.s.

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