Lisa Robin Kelly, the once blonde bombshell from that “70s Show” has had it rough lately. The actress and her husband were arrested for assault on Monday after police arrived at their home in North Carolina. Authorities decided to free them on bond, so the couple was able to leave the police department on Thursday, Us Weekly reports.
Police were asked to come to the actress’ home in North Carolina on Monday because she and her husband appeared to have been involved in a brawl. According to officers’ report, the 42-year-old star and her 61-year-old partner, Robert Joseph Gilliam, were immediately taken into custody because they assaulted each other. The first analyses proved that no alcohol or drugs were involved in the incident.
Kelly, who interpreted Laurie Forman on the comedy series “That 70s Show”, was charged with misdemeanor assault, whereas Gilliam will be trialed for misdemeanor assault on a female. They were both locked up in the Iredell County Detention Center and released a few days later in exchange of a $500 bond apiece. The first hearing for their case was set on January 25, but the troubled stars have to hire attorneys as they don’t have legal representatives.
Kelly had a good career start featuring in various sitcoms in addition to “That 70s Show”. She also starred in “Married… With Children” and had various television appearances on shows like “Murphy Brown”. Her life took a downturn after FOX’s sitcom was cancelled in 2006. She has lost a child and, therefore, started looking for relief in alcohol and drugs. The addiction brought her numerous legal problems including a 2010 arrest for driving under the influence.
In March she was arrested on accounts of inflicting corporal injuries on a spouse, but she was later on cleared of any charges by the Los Angeles County District Attorney. The actress told the judges and the press that the injuries of her then-partner John Michas were self-inflicted. She appeared on “Good Morning America” to tell her side of the story and to reassure people that she is no longer addicted to alcohol.