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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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31.

Quinn    

Michael Madsen arrested?!?!! Shocker.

927 days ago
32.

loungecat    

Of course this drunk piece of chyt BLAMES THE VICTIM, a child!! Hope this monster stays locked up, you don't beat your kids. Period.

927 days ago
33.

loungecat    

They've got him at the crooked Lost Hills sheriff's substation where they killed Mitrice Richardson and let Mel Gibson off the hook for drunk driving. Child beater needs the same fate as Mitrice.

927 days ago
34.

Mike    

Way to throw your son under the bus. "It's a private family matter," but he reveals that his son was smoking pot. There is never any excuse to physically harm your children. Hope he goes to jail.

927 days ago
35.

marymac    

Big fat lie that the son was smoking pot unless the son was arrested for pot possession. What an ass to blame his son for his own violent drunken behavior.

927 days ago
36.

gutsygirl    

California needs snapped off and sent out to sea.

927 days ago
37.

Jen88    

Too many weird actors from KILL BILL

927 days ago
38.

Sin D    

Read somewhere where he smoked weed with Brad Pitt on the set of Thelma and louise

927 days ago
39.

Dino the Dinosaur    

Well, you know DCFS is going to have a "civil" case on him too because of this. Most likely he will not be able to see his kid(s) unsupervised until the Nazi DCFS people get off his case and that will take a minimum 6 mos. I fell sorry for him he has to deal with DCFS now too.

926 days ago
40.

Buckaroobonzai    

Only in America would you get arrested for stopping your kid from doing drugs. I'm sure his son feels nice and vindicated. Great job cops!

926 days ago
41.

nosy_parker    

Thank god no one at TMZ smokes pot, or he'd have smashed your faces in.

926 days ago
42.

Sam    

unless you have a teenager who has a drug problem, then don`t talk..

926 days ago
43.

PETER    

What a shame about Mr Madsen.How will they B Grade movie industry survive without him.

926 days ago
44.

DahhTroll    

child abuse in the bu!
sounds like e is an out of control drunk that beats his son.
(On REGUALR bASIES)

926 days ago
45.

shagrath    

damn shame, cause hes one hell of an actor

926 days ago
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