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Steven Spielberg’s daughter Mikaela Spielberg said that she’s feeling “heartbroken” after getting arrested for domestic violence earlier this month.
Spielberg, 23, was arrested in Nashville, Tennessee early Saturday on a charge of domestic assault causing bodily injury following a late night altercation with her partner, local outlet WZTV reports. The pair had returned home after visiting a bar when the victim allegedly made a “rude comment” and Spielberg responded by throwing things at him, causing an injury on his hand, according to the outlet.
Spielberg was reportedly arrested because her story was inconsistent and because officers observed the injury on the victim. However, online jail records show that she is no longer in custody.
Speaking to The Sun, Spielberg has since revealed that she originally called the authorities to get medical help for her fiancé, 47-year-old professional darts player Chuck Pankow, and was disappointed in the response.
“I am personally very heartbroken and I feel betrayed because I called for medical assistance,” she said.
When police responded to the scene on Saturday, Pankow had evidence of a “fresh injury” that included dried blood on his hand and a swollen wrist, according to The Sun. Authorities have said that Pankow did not want to pursue a case against his fiancée, but they made the decision to move forward with charges, the outlet reports.
Pankow told The Sun that what happened between he and Spielberg was a “misunderstanding” and that “no one is hurt” because of it.
“We are both fine. It was a huge misunderstanding. She’s home now,” he said.
Spielberg is scheduled to appear in court on March 9, USA Today reports.
Mikaela Spielberg most recently made headlines when she announced her intention to launch a career in the adult entertainment industry, a move she described as “empowering” and “positive.”
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