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Sean Young wants to set the record straight on her arrest outside the official Oscars afterparty on Sunday night.
“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,'” Young wrote on her Facebook page, adding: “I have grounds for a lawsuit against the Academy although I believe a public apology to me would be much better.”
The 52-year-old actress, known for her roles in Blade Runner and Wall Street, among other ’80s movies, was booked for misdemeanor battery following an alleged scuffle with a security guard at the Hollywood & Highland theater, where the star-studded Governors Ball was underway. According to TMZ, Young allegedly slapped a security guard at the party, resulting in her arrest. The incident occurred after the guard twice asked her to leave because she did not have a ticket, the website reported.
“I am OK and I have the Hollywood Police Stations [sic] support who very carefully and kindly photographed the bruises on my arms which this guard is responsible for doing,” Young said in her Facebook post.
In a follow-up message, she noted she was awaiting “word from The Academy on a public apology” and “(w)orking on not absorbing any toxic spew from this unfair and stupid media silliness.”
Young, who has tried to live down a reputation as somewhat of a loose cannon, made headlines in 2006 when she attempted to get into the hot-ticket, super-exclusive Vanity Fair Oscar party without an invite. Two years later, she entered rehab for alcohol abuse after being asked to leave the DGA Awards.
A representative for the Academy did not immediately respond to THR’s request for comment.
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