Sean Young Asking for Public Apology From The Academy After Governor's Ball Arrest
Sean Young was placed under citizen's arrest on Sunday for reportedly getting into a physical altercation with a security guard as she was trying to enter the Governor's Ball post-Oscars party. The 52-year-old Blade Runner actress has taken to her Facebook account to share her side of the incident and is asking for a public apology from The Academy.
Sean had previously entered treatement for alcoholism after an outburst at the Directors Guild of America Awards in 2008. The actress is making it very clear that this incident was not alcohol-related.
"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," Sean wrote on her Facebook. "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."
The Associated Press reported that Sean was booked on suspicion of misdemeanor battery and released on $20,000 bail.
Commandor Andrew Smith told The Associated Press that Sean was "trying to get into the party and couldn't get in."
In a separation Facebook post, Sean gave an update to her fans and thanked them for their support.
"Hi Everyone! Working on not absorbing any toxic spew from this unfair and stupid media silliness. I have really appreciated everyone's reaching out to me in support," she wrote. "Honestly, made my day so much better. Waiting on word from The Academy on a public apology. I think they have figured out it was in fact there security guards fault and may indeed feel they should issue an apology to me. I will keep you posted."
Sean is due to appear in court on March 19.