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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.

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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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46.

Atahualpa    

****! Look at that pic. Is he outta shape!
I think it was a lover's quarrel.

1127 days ago
47.

Puhleeeze    

Get a brain, people.

Is this the "A church made me do it!" defense!

Yes, the scientologists called down the wrath of the weed wacker god and smote the machine.

When are Hollywood stars going to start being accountable for their own actions? (Well, okay, a few are.)

983 days ago
48.

Alice Toklas    

I worked with Jason Beghe on a TV show. He was incredibly rude, arrogant, paranoid and sexist. This doesn't surprise me at all. Scientology is weird but they don't have to do ANY thing to make this guy look any worse than he is.

956 days ago
49.

Elizabeth    

Of course it was the so called "church" of Scientology who is after Beghe. No doubt about it, because that is how the cult operates.

340 days ago
50.

Elizabeth    

Of course it is the church f**king with him as that's what the cult does. Jason made it out as did I and am happy for him to have told the truth.

340 days ago
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