"My son, like so many others, they come back a bit different, they come back hardened. They come back wondering if there is that respect for what it is that their fellow soldiers and airman and every other member of the military so sacrificially have given to this country."
The fact that soldiers "come back hardened" doesn't excuse domestic violence, of course — obviously most veterans don't hit their partners!
In the past couple of weeks, the O.C. star has made headlines for a series of odd incidents. At the end of January, the actress was hospitalized for a mental evaluation after going on a crazy rant in her backyard. Two days later, she explained that she was drugged with GHB at her birthday party.
This past weekend, the 31-year-old crashed into an apartment building with a U-Haul truck after misjudging the height of the carport.
With all that's going on, one could see a correlation between her substance use and her bizarre behavior. Check out a close up (below)!