Bad news for Norman Reedus, one of the protagonists of ‘The Walking Dead’, because his 21-year-old son Mingus was arrested last Friday for an alleged incident that would have taken place in a neighborhood of New York City. This came after a 24-year-old girl, of unknown identity, accused him of assault. The actor’s son would have hit her in the face causing serious damage to her left eye, having to be taken to hospital shortly after, according to People.
According to the authorities, the event would have taken place last Friday, September 24, at around ten o’clock at night. Mingus himself spoke to The New York Daily News telling his version of events, ensuring that he was with his friends celebrating a party in the New York neighborhood of Little Italy, when he ran into a group of girls, among whom was the young woman later attacked. Mingus comments that she seemed to be a bit drunk and that she approached him along with her group of friends. According to him, seeing that they were getting very close to him, raised his arm to defend himself, inadvertently hitting the woman.
“It was kind of instinctive. I reacted like that because they were flocking to me and I was scared for the safety of my group of friends,” says Mingus. He continues with his explanation of the events, alluding to the following: “These five girls were following us for two blocks, throwing food at us and yelling at us. We told them to leave us alone, but They continued to follow us, threatening to hurt my girlfriend and her friend. It was pretty clear that they were under the influence of alcohol and looking for a fight. “
Mingus, who also works as a model, says that when he confronted this group of young people, the police began to arrive and that “when they saw that one of the girls had been injured, they refused to listen to the context of this whole situation. ” Behind this, Mingus has been summoned to appear before the judge in the next two weeks and defend himself against the charges imposed against him.
Mingus is not the only son of Norman Reedus
Mingus is the son Norman Reedus had with his first wife, model Helena Christensen. The young man has followed in his mother’s footsteps and in recent years has begun to carve out a career as a model, parading for brands such as Calvin Klein. Nevertheless, the actor has a second daughter, this time the result of his current relationship with actress Diane Kruger, known for her work in films like ‘Inglorious Bastards’. The actor known for his role as Daryl in ‘The Walking Dead’, also got engaged to the German-born actress a few weeks ago, although both remain quite discreet in relation to their private lives.