Actor Jared Padalecki has broken his silence following his arrest late last month for assault and public intoxication.
Taking to Twitter on Sunday, the 37-year-old “Supernatural” star shared his appreciation for the family and friends who have stood by him, writing, “I want to sincerely thank my family and friends for all of your love and support. So sad to miss the #SPNFamily at #dccon but I hope to see y’all soon.”
Padelecki was slated to appear as a guest at the “Supernatural” Official Convention in Washington, D.C. over the weekend, but did not attend, according to Buzzfeed.
Padalecki was arrested in the early morning hours of Oct. 27 after authorities were called to an altercation at Stereotype, a bar in downtown Austin, Texas that is reportedly owned by Padalecki, according to ABC affiliate KVUE. The actor allegedly got into an argument with multiple people inside the bar, and later allegedly assaulted two employees outside, slapping one in the face multiple times and punching another hard enough to draw blood, according to an affidavit obtained by the outlet.
Officers alleged that Padalecki appeared to be visibly intoxicated when they arrived, and he was later arrested and charged with two counts of assault and one count of public intoxication, according to Page Six. He was released by Monday, having posted his $15,000 bond, the outlet reports.
Speaking to fans at the convention over the weekend, Padalecki’s “Supernatural” co-star Jensen Ackles said that Padalecki is “doing fine and sends his love,” according to Buzzfeed.
“We all miss my big, dumb friend,” he said. “And I’ll just say it now, look, he had a bad weekend last weekend. He’s dealing with what he’s gotta deal with. So just send him some support and love.”
Padalecki and Ackles have starred in the CW’s “Supernatural” since its premiere season in 2005. The long-running series will conclude with its 15th season, which is currently being filmed in Vancouver; Padalecki’s brush with the law hasn't affected production, according to Deadline.
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