Christian Slater Charged with Sexual Assault
May 31, 2005

Christian Slater had a run-in with the law early Tuesday morning on a New York City sidewalk after a woman claimed that he grabbed her buttocks.

Slater, who is currently starring in "The Glass Menagerie" on Broadway, was arrested around 2 a.m. after the woman flagged down a police officer and identified Christian as the culprit.

But Slater insisted, "I didn't do anything. This is bull****."

Just days ago, Christian told our Tanika Ray how much he enjoyed the anonymity of living in New York. "It seems right-sized," he said then. "It's not as overblown or crazy as it tends to be sometimes in Hollywood."

But the craziness for Slater may be just beginning. In 1995, he reached a plea agreement after trying to carry a gun on a plane at JFK airport. He also spent 90 days in a Los Angeles-area jail for assaulting a police officer in 1997. Now he could be facing more time. Slater was arraigned on third degree sexual assault charges, a charge that carries a penalty of up to one year in jail.

Slater was expected to appear in court Tuesday. His reps say he plans to be back on Broadway for Tuesday night's performance.

Don't miss Tuesday's "Extra" to see shocking footage of Slater in police custody

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