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'X-Men' Star Suspect in Weed Wacking Assault

6/1/2011 5:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jason Beghe -- one of the stars of "X-Men: First Class" and a veteran actor -- is under criminal investigation for allegedly attacking a man who was wacking weeds on his property, TMZ has learned.

According to the incident report, Daniel Montalvo was using a weed wacker on Beghe's Malibu property last week when the device malfunctioned.  Cops tell us ... a frustrated Montalvo "mistreated the device."  That pissed off Beghe, who then got into a loud confrontation with Montalvo which became physical.

Montalvo went to the Malibu cop shop and filed a report.  The Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station  investigated the incident and sent the case to the D.A. for possible misdemeanor battery prosecution against Beghe. 

Beghe was convicted in 2009 with accosting a process server.

Beghe is also featured on "Californication," and has appeared in "Eli Stone," "Ghost Wisperer," "Matlock," and our fav -- "Jake and the Fat Man."

Beghe -- an ex-Scientologist -- tells TMZ, "It's probably the Church of Scientology f**king with me.  They have it out for me."


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TMZ should do a bit more digging with this one. Daniel was liberated from the cult of $cientology BY Jason... Jason was providing him a place to live and presumably work and money. One thing you can take to the bank -- the Criminal Cult of $cientology is *neck deep* in this.

1137 days ago


Hmm. This is another case of Beghe's violence! Chances are, there are tons of these.

LA Superior Court
Case Number: SC112116

Filing Date: 04/05/2011
Case Type: Intentional PI/PD/WD (eg. assault) (General Jurisdiction)
Status: Pending

1137 days ago


Love Jason Beghe's work. Used to love "Jake and the Fatman" back in the day, too. Couldn't get enough of Joe Penny. I am sure the neighbor is being overly dramatic. I didn't see in the story where it mentions if the neighbor was getting paid to care for Beghe's property and if it was Beghe's weed cutter? Two very good reasons Beghe might have been pissed if it is his property being kicked around...

1137 days ago


I see the Criminal Cult of $cientology already has its team of spammers posting here. Montalvo was recently liberated from Scientology and was being given a place to live by Jason. We'll see how this all unfolds, but if there is one thing you CAN take to the bank -- the Criminal Cult is neck deep in this.

1137 days ago


He is lucky the weed whacker guy didnt wrap that thing around his neck

1137 days ago


I love that typo in the title: "weed-wacking".

Wack: "A lame, sorry ass, aint even legit" (Urban dictionary)

Couldn't fit better.

1137 days ago


There is much more to this story than has yet been made public.

If you think Scientology is not behind this nonsense, you don't know Scientology.

Beghe has been been one of their most vocal, high-profile critics since leaving the cult 3 years ago.

1137 days ago

thomas joseph    

Go TNZ!!! Lov ya. I don't care about the Scientologists but Beghe as been a real proctological effuvium in the holly community. It is known he is a boy beater. If they do a remake of Bates Hotel Psycho, he's top bill and doesn't even need to act. It's about time these types get exposed.

1137 days ago


I have a great deal of sympathy for Beghe and anyone else who spent any time in the cult of Scientology. Imagine the mind f**k that would be. One of their "Ministers" shot a young father 3 times in the back of the head last year, the head of the cult's "human rights" front group was just arrested for trying to conceal child molestation, the list goes on and on. Anyone who gets out of Scientology even half sane is damn lucky.

1137 days ago


Google: Religous Freedom Watch. It is a scientology site...that includes photos and alleged crimes of it's critics. They use former members "private confessionals" and twist the truth. It's called black PR. That is what is happening in the comments of this thread.

1137 days ago


Troll alert... Anyways, funny seeing Jason dancing the wacko-wacko now. I pity him, actually.

1137 days ago


Louanne shouldn't you be more concerned with the fact that the head of your "Human Rights" commission was just arrested for covering up child rape? That your cult is being investigated for human trafficking? That the leader of your "church" has been accused of beating his staff? That numerous women have come forward to say they were coerced into aborting their children? A story about a weed whacker is what you choose to focus on? Really?

1137 days ago


OH LOOK EVERYONE. Louanne is here.

Google "louanne" and scientology and see her body of work posting pro-scientology propagand on story comments around the web.

1137 days ago


You are right anonymous.. Scientology is pretty damn scary.. I first learned about them in the 90s with the fishman affidavit.. It was the first case of internet censorship.. they have silence and censored much since then.. all i can say people is google lisa mcphereson (they killed her because she was mentally ill.. they don't believe in psychiatry, it's why john travolta will never admit his son was autistic), project rehabilitation Force (their own version of prison.. yes they jail their own ppl), scientology kids and/or sea org.. i could go on and on...

1137 days ago


Why is TMZ ducking the Anthony Weiner story??

1137 days ago
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