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Jeremy London wanted for allegedly assaulting girlfriend

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11/19/2011 by Olivia Allin

Jeremy London is wanted by for questioning after police received a phone call from his girlfriend claiming he assaulted her.

According to the Associated Press, the police department received a phone call around 10:30 a.m. on Friday from the actor's girlfriend, who alleged that London assaulted her outside of her Palm Springs Home.

Sgt. Kyle Stjerne said the couple's verbal altercation over the custody of their child became violent and the girlfriend, who was not named at the time, suffered minor injuries.

London's lawyer Catherine Lombardo denied allegations of abuse.

The 39-year-old actor discussed his volatile relationship and addiction issues on Dr. Drew Pinsky's VH1 reality series, "Celebrity Rehab."

London made headlines earlier in the year, after claiming that a gunman who kidnapped and drugged him was still at large.

London told police in June 2010 that he was changing a flat tire in Palm Springs in southern California when several men helped him and offered him a ride home. One of them then pulled a gun on him and forced him to drive, buy alcohol, take ecstasy and smoke methamphetamine.

London said he escaped and police found his car a day later. They arrested and jailed Brandon Ray Adams, 27, and charged him with kidnapping, strong armed robbery, carjacking, vehicle theft and receiving stolen property, police records show.

Adams initially denied the charges but recently pleaded guilty in a Palm Springs court to felony false imprisonment and a misdemeanor charge of unlawfully taking the actor's rented Ford Focus, People magazine reported, adding that Adams was paroled as result of a plea deal.

"The guy who put the gun to my head is still out there," London told the magazine. "There's definitely going to be another twist to this story."

"I feel vindicated," he added. "But I'm hardly jumping for joy. The damage that has been done to my career, reputation and family is almost irreparable. For people who think this is too weird to happen, wake up."

London played Griffin Holbrook on "Party of Five," which ran between 1995 and 2000 and starred Neve Campbell, Matthew Fox, Lacey Chabert, Scott Wolf and Jennifer Love Hewitt. London is also known for his part in the Kevin Smith comedy film "Mallrats" and for his recurring part in the television series "7th Heaven."

UPDATE:

"This is a false allegation and we understand that the police have to follow protocol in issuing and arrest warrant  standard when any woman files a complaint of domestic abuse," London's rep, Dominic Friesen, said in a statement obtained by People magazine. "However, no such abuse occurred and these allegations will soon be proven false."

"Jeremy's legal counsel is cooperating with authorities and a factual account of the incident is on record," Friesen adds. "We anticipate Jeremy to be cleared of any wrongdoing as he continues to enjoy fatherhood and embrace sobriety."

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