Daniel Baldwin files for divorce, claims violence

In this April 16, 2009 photo, actor Daniel Baldwin, a cast member in "Grey Gardens," poses with his wife Joanne at the premiere of the HBO film in Los Angeles. Baldwin has been granted a restraining order against his wife and filed for divorce, claiming she punched him, threatened him with a knife in front of their children. Joanne Baldwin was arrested Wednesday, July 13, 2011, for violating her parole on a drunken driving conviction. The couple married in July 2007. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

July 14, 2011 12:19:56 PM PDT
Actor Daniel Baldwin has been granted a restraining order against his wife and filed for divorce, claiming she punched him, threatened him with a knife in front of the couple's children and made threats of violence and death "too numerous to list." The 50-year-old Baldwin says his wife woke the couple's children, ages 1 and 3, by screaming and throwing objects while drunk.

Joanne Baldwin was arrested Wednesday night for violating her parole on a drunken driving conviction.

The police chief in Lake Oswego, the wealthy suburb where the couple has lived since 2010, says she isn't expected to be released from jail until a hearing next Wednesday.

The couple married in July 2007.


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