Former child star Tami Erin is facing fresh legal troubles after her ex-boyfriend applied for a restraining order against her. The actress, who played the title role in 1988 movie The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, is accused of repeatedly calling her former partner David Young at his office and leaving nasty messages, according to TMZ.com.
The website's editors report Young, who split from Erin almost two years ago, has gone to court to apply for a restraining order against Erin.
The news is a fresh blow to Erin, who has faced a number of legal troubles in recent months after she was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving late last year (13).
Former child actress Tami Erin has been charged following her arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) and hit-and-run offences in December (13). The former star of The New Adventures Of Pippi Longstocking was taken in by cops after allegedly striking three cars as she drove through Los Angeles and subsequently failing a field sobriety test.
According to editors at TMZ.com, Erin has now been charged by Los Angeles City Attorney officials with one count of driving under the influence, two counts of hit-and-run, and one of failing to provide proof of insurance.
Former child star Tami Erin is facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI) and felony hit-and-run following an arrest in Los Angeles on Saturday (14Dec13). The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking star was stopped by police officers after allegedly hitting three cars while driving through the city.
She reportedly failed a field sobriety test and was taken into custody, where she was booked.
She is currently being held on $100,000 (£66,670) bail, according to TMZ.com.
The arrest is not the only drama in Erin's life - she was recently forced to strike a deal with porn company bosses to release her own sex tape in a bid to stop an ex-boyfriend from profiting from the explicit footage.
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If you were a young girl in 1988, you remember falling in love with a charismatic ginger orphan named Pippi Longstocking. If you were a young boy in 1988 you remember falling in lust with the present-day version, Tami Erin, sometime around yesterday. It's a confusing time. The freckle-faced girl mainstream America fell in love with has fallen into an all too familiar path for child stars and orphans alike: The sex tape trade.
Unlike many former child stars, this 39-year-old actress isn't trying to shed her Pippi image. If anything, she's using the kid-friendly character who made her famous to make her naked body sort of famous. This has become such a problem Columbia Pictures is threatening legal action for any adult site that uses the image of the 14-year-old Pippi. It kind of feels like we should all threaten legal action for that. Grossly enough, this tactic is working. According to TMZ the two leading Pippi porn sites average 200k views per day. A bulk of this traffic comes from Sweden, where children's author Astrid Lindgren wrote the original story of the pigtailed red-head in the 1940s. Yep, it's pretty creepy stuff.
Erin's situation is seemingly sympathetic. She claims she only released the tape to beat her ex to the punch. Since many sort-of-celebs have made similar claims in the past, the theory about releasing a sex tape without her consent has been debunked. No one is buying this story even when they are buying the smut. It seems that back in August when Erin was "fighting" to keep the video from being released, she may have been just sympathetically promoting it.
Erin sold the video to Zero Tolerance Entertainment for $10,000, which is not nearly enough money to be thrown in the category of Flick from A Christmas Story, Screech Powers, and that teen mom everyone hates. Making a sex tape is such an obvious choice next to reality TV and going to rehab, and let's face it she'll likely do it all. While it's cool that people are celebrating an older woman's sexuality and body, it would be a lot cooler if she wasn't exploiting her childhood image in the process. Leave that iconic mystical hobo-kid alone.
Website owners have been forced to remove images of a young Tami Erin from advertisements for her sex tape after Hollywood chiefs threatened to file a lawsuit. The former child star reportedly made a deal with a porn company in September (13) to release her saucy homemade film to stop an ex-boyfriend profiting from the explicit footage.
Images of the star's 14-year-old character Pippi Longstocking, from the movie The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, were used to promote the footage online, but website bosses have since removed the photos after executives at Columbia Pictures threatened legal action, according to TMZ.com.
Former child star Tami Erin is making a deal to release her sex tape to stop her ex-boyfriend profiting from the explicit footage. The 39-year-old actress, who played the title role in 1988 movie The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, previously insisted she was furious with her former partner for going public with the racy tape and attempting to sell it to the media.
However, she has now moved to broker a deal with a porn company herself in a bid to stop her ex making money from the scandal.
She tells TMZ.com, "My ex-boyfriend is trying to release it with or without me. I'm beating him to the punch."
Former child star Tami Erin has blasted a former boyfriend for going public with their sex tape. TMZ.com editors obtained the racy footage on Monday (26Aug13) and approached Erin, who played Pippi Longstocking on the big screen in 1988, for a comment.
Now 39, the upset actress blamed her bitter ex-boyfriend for attempting to sell a private hardcore sex tape to the media.
She said, "I think he's the biggest piece of s**t on the planet for doing this to me."
It's unlikely anyone will get a chance to see the sex tape because Erin insists she won't be giving her permission for a porn company to sell the tape.
Actress Tami Erin is under pressure to respond following reports suggesting a sex tape has surfaced featuring the star. Erin, best known for taking the title role in 1988 movie The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, was apparently filmed in a range of "sexual situations", according to TMZ.com.
Editors at the website report the film is being offered for sale to adult video retailers in Los Angeles.
Actress Tami Erin was arrested in California on Thursday (11Apr13) over allegations of assault. The 38 year old, famed for playing the title role in the 1988 movie The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, was placed under citizen's arrest by a neighbour after she was heard arguing with a male roommate, who called out for help.
Police arrived at the scene and Erin was booked for assault, according to TMZ.com.
The actress was released on Friday morning (12Apr13) and the case has been passed to the District Attorney for review.
Welcome to The Bathtub a magical bayou in southern Louisiana that is the home of Hushpuppy and her daddy Wink.
Hushpuppy is six a Pippi Longstocking in oversized galoshes Dorothy with a waterlogged Chihuahua a tiny Wild Thing who could have sprung from Maurice Sendak's forehead fully formed like Athena. She is a heroine with a thousand faces who has to confront awful truths about growing up: an impending storm that's threatening The Bathtub her erratic daddy Wink's mysterious problems and imaginary beasts that are sniffing out her weakest spots as the glaciers crumble. Hushpuppy is not precious or particularly precocious; she is an imaginative child with a serious face who is figuring out the world around her.
Beasts of the Southern Wild is in another world that we're fortunate to visit. It almost hurts to think about; so visceral that it is almost beyond rational thought. Similar to when a child tells you a story and anything can happen. A lost shirt talks in your mother's voice. The heartbeats of animals are a secret language to puzzle over. Sometimes you don't have words and can only shriek.
This is not a message movie. It's not supposed to say something political about Katrina - unless you want it to. It's not necessarily about poverty or education or alcoholism although there are those things as well. There are no notes of condescension or voyeurism here. Hushpuppy and Wink don't see themselves as poor they see themselves as incredibly lucky to live in the best place in the world. The story and characters are absolutely unique to their home and yes the spirit of Louisiana is what drives the film from top to bottom including its untrained stars Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry. Although it is necessary to discuss a film in terms of where it fits into society and history it feels icky to put that sort of microscope on Beasts. It risks diluting the magic and making it into an exercise of cultural tourism which it is not.
Beasts of the Southern Wild goes straight for the gooey guts and heart of being a child when we're at the mercy of the people around us and our surroundings. Hushpuppy's home is in peril her father is fading and the government is trying to force her and the people she loves to leave everything behind. Wink and their self-made family teach her how to become a grown-up Beast and survive on her own when the time comes. Because it is coming.
This movie is worth all the awards its won all the overwhelmed reviews and all the chatter that began since its first Sundance screening. It is the type of movie that cinephiles dream of and what filmmakers should strive for. I wish I could refrain from hyperbole but some movies deserve it.