The Robert Downey Jr. Celebrity Crime Blotter
Rebecca Gayheart. The actress-model pleaded no contest to misdemeanor manslaughter in the death of a 9-year-old boy she struck with her Jeep. Jorge Cruz Jr. was hit on June 13 in Hollywood and died the next day from severe head injuries.
Winona Ryder. The star of Girl Interrupted was arrested for drug possession and shoplifting from Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills on December 12.
Paula Poundstone. The comic, who has three adopted children and was caring for two foster children at the time of her arrest in June, pleaded no contest to felony child endangerment and misdemeanor inflicting injury on a child in October. This month she performed for the first time since her arrest, at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz.
Aaron Sorkin. The West Wing creator admitted possession of rock cocaine, marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms after he was arrested at the Burbank Airport in April.
Robert Iler. The 16-year-old actor, who plays the pot-smoking Anthony �A.J.� Soprano on the HBO mob drama of the same name, was arrested in Manhattan in July on charges that he and two other teens robbed two teenage boys of $40. In addition, Iler was charged with marijuana possession and possessing drug paraphernalia.
Yasmine Bleeth. The ex�Baywatch babe pleaded guilty to possessing fewer than 25 grams of cocaine and driving while impaired, on September 12 near Metro Airport in Michigan. Cops say they found syringes in her purse and cocaine in her car and hotel room.
Dennis Rodman. �The Worm� pleaded guilty October 25 to a misdemeanor noise violation stemming from his 40th-birthday bash in Newport Beach in May. Rodman was charged with three misdemeanors for allegedly speeding � at 20 mph � through Newport Harbor in his 47-foot power boat, Sexual Chocolate.
Bonnie Raitt. The guitar legend was arrested on disorderly-conduct charges on July 25 in Illinois with 16 other activists from the Rainforest Action Network. Raitt and the gang refused to leave the parking lot of Boise Cascade Office Products, accusing the company of logging old-growth timber.
Natasha Lyonne. The Slums of Beverly Hills star was arrested in August and charged with drunk driving and leaving the scene after she crashed her rental car into a road sign in Miami. Before she was arrested, cops say, Lyonne blurted out, �I am a movie star,� and when they weren�t impressed, she asked to speak with her entertainment lawyer.
Richard Hatch. The original Survivor winner was charged in August in Rhode Island with misdemeanor domestic assault involving ex- boyfriend Glenn Boyanowski. According to an L.A. Times story, Hatch was �defending his turf� when he pushed Boyanowski off the front steps of his house in Middleton.
Robert Downey Jr. Arrested . . . again, in a Culver City alley.
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