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Former Family Ties Star Arrested On Assult Charges

brian thenJust days after Family Ties star Meredith Baxter announced she was gay, another star of the ’80s series is making headlines. Brian Bonsall, who payed Andy Keaton the younger brother of Michael J. Fox’s character Alex Keaton, was arrested in Colorado on a third-degree assault charge over the weekend according to police.

Boulder police said Bonsall got into a fight Saturday and hit a friend with part of a broken stool. Their report says, “Bonsall said that he and [the victim] Michael Trujillo both are bipolar and like drugs. Bonsall said that he takes a lot of drugs and sometimes those drugs make him forget things.” He also told police that he had been drinking adding to his memory loss and causing him to forget the incident all together.


Bonsall, who has had several run-ins with the police and substance abuse problems in recent years, is being held at Boulder County Jail and is due in court tomorrow. He was sentenced to probation in 2007 after assaulting his girlfriend, but violated the terms a year later. He was wanted for failing to appear at a hearing for the alleged violation.

Bonsall appeared on several TV series and movies besides Family Ties including Star Trek: The Next Generation, Father Hood and Blank Check but has not acted since 1994.

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