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Michael Madsen

ARRESTED IN MALIBU

3/10/2012 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Madsen mug shot after being arrested
"Kill Bill" star Michael Madsen was arrested in L.A. today on suspicion of felony child endangerment ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement tells us ... Madsen was arrested in Malibu at 3:55 PM PT ... and he was taken to a nearby Sheriff's Dept. Madsen was released early Saturday morning and was in decent spirits on his way out, calling the whole incident a "big misunderstanding" (see video below).


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We're told police responded to a call about a family dispute at Madsen's Malibu home. 

According to law enforcement -- Madsen had gotten into a physical fight with his juvenile son -- and when cops arrived, they observed several signs of injury on his son. We're told Madsen also appeared to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of his arrest.

According to our sources, his son did not require medical attention.

We're told Madsen was booked on a charge of child endangerment with cruelty to a child -- a felony.

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Madsen's attorney, Perry Wander, tells us "[Michael] found his son smoking pot and they got in an argument when he tried to take it away. It's a family matter and Michael asks that his families privacy be respected."

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Myself    

Mr. Blonde got arrested? I'm shocked.

776 days ago
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oldwomenshouldbehave    

Garbage just garbage.....a hot mess, guess you can take a man out of trailer trash but u cant take the trash out of the man...a child???? How low can u go!!!

776 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

But if he was home in Appalachia, he could have married his 12 year old cousin.

776 days ago
4.

moribundman    

Soon to star in 'Free Michael 2.' ;-)

776 days ago
5.

parlayer    

was it a right hook or a left jab?? that stuff never taught me anything except that I wanted to hit back back.

776 days ago
6.

AGFH    

Which son? How old? The 16 year?

776 days ago
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Phreaky    

Was only a matter of time, his drugs & alcohol problem has gotten out of control.

776 days ago
8.

Cricket    

Get some help Michael. My thoughts are with his family. He's nice looking and a decent actor. Pull it together, man.

776 days ago
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bambam4LSU     

WT*F son probably needed his as* s beat... these are the KIDS that will be in charge of your COUNTRY in 20 years.... glad I'll be near death by then...

776 days ago
10.

Celebrity injustice    

Leo Ramos of Starzlife or Starzlosers photo agency caught HPV from Kelly Stagg or Kelly Stagg Lenehan of Starzlife or Starzlosers agency. Leo writes under the name of Charley Bean on the Starzlosers website, and since he didn't get his GED or HS Diploma, the site is a mass of misspellings and grammatical atrocities. You've been warned.

776 days ago
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lisamorunning    

Quite frankly I didn't know that California had laws. It always seems like anything goes there.

776 days ago
12.

Bird    

Getting drunk and beating your kid is not a good look. Quit drinking and be a better father, assh_le.

776 days ago
13.

M    

A matter that could have been handled quietly between the family. Guess the ex wife must be a drama queen, with an axe to grind.

776 days ago
14.

The Atlanta Church Of Satan     

He looks good.

776 days ago
15.

Jay W.     

It's a damn shame.

776 days ago
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