Hollywood newbie Michael Avmen, who has a role in the upcoming Straw Dogs, claims he was invited to this year's Oscars with his wife as "tentatively confirmed" guests, but were then held against their will for SIX hours in the Academy's "detention center!"
The two of them faced an interrogation about how they were able to get on the red carpet without tickets and accused of lying and trespassing. Avmen says that he expected the tickets to be held for him at the event, which is not uncommon for the Oscars.
After the 6 hour interrogation he and his wife were taken by the LAPD down to the station where no charges were filed. Apparently the officer apologized to them for how they had been treated by Academy officials.
Avmen is now suing for false imprisonment citing that he and his wife were "injured in health, strength and activity" and "sustained injury to his and her body and shock and injury to their nervous system" as well as suffering "humiliation, mental anguish and emotional and physical distress."
Avmen says in a statement:
"If I or some 'REGULAR' individual acted as the Academy did, we would be in prison right now. I will show that these people aren't above the law. Security is one thing, but this was outside the realm of excessive. My wife and I have suffered, and there has been a great injustice enforced."
Sounds terrible! Who is he again?
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