Ray Finkle Was Arrested Trying to Crash an Oscars After-Party

Sean Young in Stripes, Ray Finkle, Sean Young in Ace Ventura, Sean Young in 2011

Boston.com – Actress Sean Young was arrested after a scuffle with a security guard at the official post-Oscars party, police said Monday.

Young, 52, was placed under citizen’s arrest at the Governors Ball at 9:25 p.m. Sunday after the dispute, police Cmdr. Andrew Smith said. “She was trying to get into the party and couldn’t get in,’’ he said.

Young, who has starred in “Blade Runner’’ and “Stripes,’’ was booked at the Hollywood police station for investigation of misdemeanor battery. She posted $20,000 bail and was released early Monday.

The actress, who was wearing a ball gown, was taken into custody quickly, said Tom Januszewski, an Associated Press business executive who witnessed the incident. He said he saw a guard subdue Young by placing his forearm on her neck and head while other guards placed her in handcuffs and led her away.

Young didn’t speak as she was being led away, Januszewski said. “It happened incredibly fast,’’ he said.

The actress tried to crash the Vanity Fair Oscar party in 2006. She entered rehabilitation for alcohol abuse in 2008 after she was removed from the Directors Guild of America awards.

I don’t care if you have dealt with alcohol abuse in your past…tons of folks have. If you’ve been in two of the greatest movies ever made, Stripes and Ace Ventura, you deserve to go into any Oscars party you want. So I’m with Sean Young on this one… she deserves a public apology. Here’s what she wrote on Facebook in response to the incident:

“I just want everyone to know that I was sober, extremely well behaved when a very stupid security guard went postal on me and then The Academy’s very stupid lawyer recommended a ‘private person’s arrest’ and I have grounds for a lawsuit against the Academy although I believe a public apology to me would be much better… I am OK and I have the Hollywood Police Stations support who very carefully and kindly photographed the bruises on my arms which this guard is responsible for doing.”

Nobody effs with Ray Finkle and gets away with it.


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