Sean Young Responds to Post-Oscars Arrest: 'I Was Sober'

Sean Young Pre-Oscar Party - P 2012
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Sean Young Pre-Oscar Party - P 2012

The "Blade Runner" actress, who was placed under citizen's arrest after a fight with a security guard outside the Governors Ball on Sunday night, demands an apology from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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.

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"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.

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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.