Billy Bob Thornton’s 14-year-old son Willie has been dating – and involved in a sexual relationship – with a 22-year-old woman, according to TMZ. The website reports that the woman’s ex-boyfriend got jealous of their relationship and reported it to the Los Angeles Police Department. Regardless of the motivation, that was definitely the right thing for the guy to do.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Billy Bob Thornton’s son is at the center of a criminal investigation — the alleged victim of “unlawful sex.”
Here’s what we know. Willie Thornton, age 14, was dating a 22-year-old woman. Her ex-boyfriend apparently became jealous. Sources say the ex called the LAPD, informing them his former GF was having sex with a minor.
Law enforcement sources tell us there is an “active investigation” into the crime of “unlawful sex” — translated, an adult having sex with someone under 18. We’re told Willie is cooperating with the sex crimes unit. And, we’re told, cops have also interviewed Billy Bob.
This is definitely pedophilia, at least according to the ever-prestigious Dateline definition. The woman is 8 years Thornton’s senior. Whenever an older woman seduces a younger boy (think of all those teachers you see on television for sleeping with students in the last few years) a lot of people joke about how lucky that guy is. But let’s be honest – a 14-year-old boy is not capable of making smart decisions about relationships or sex. Something like this could have a lasting, negative psychological impact on Thornton. It seems like police are taking this case seriously – and hopefully will pursue charges.
Photos of Billy Bob Thornton with girlfriend Connie Angland at the Astronaut Farmer Los Angeles premiere on February 20th, 2007. Images thanks to PR Photos.
BBT is a hideous troll of a man. Just love that top, way too small – is he trying to be sexy by showing his hairy stomach?? Nothing to say about the 14 year old and 22 year old having sex other than it is definitely not acceptable.
Another thing, his girlfriend looks about 14.
That creeps me out on a lot of levels. I’ve got a 14 year-old brother and even though he acts all tough and like he would like to date an older woman, he is such a baby to me still and I know it wouldn’t do him good. That story also creeps me out because I’m 22 and I can’t even begin to imagine having sex with someone younger, let alone a minor. And my baby brother being 14, oooh, that story gives me the shivers…
What the hell happened to Billy Bob? He used to be gorgeous, now he just looks like a man who’s trying to hard – a definite turn off
I have issues with you posting this; in fact, I was incredibly surprised to see it here. JayBird, you make it clear that it is pedophilia, which makes the boy involved a victim of a crime. And though you don’t show a picture of him, as other sites have, you are still essentially posting his identity here. I know that you weren’t responsible for the original story, but I was hoping that you would see that this is completely inappropriate coverage of a sensitive situation.
victm of a crime? sensitive situation?
am sorry, that post of yours was a joke wanst?
How many victims of HORRENDOUS crimes get their names exposed into the media in the criminal pages of a newspaper EVERY SINGLE DAY or in national television? And they are just forgetable arent they? Because they are just regular people, and who cares about them? they can be exposed right? But celebs kids cant? yeah right
I think what CB is missing here is the name of the whore…because a woman of my age dating a 14 y/o is the worse kind of whore there is, but thats just my opinion!
My first thought was “what could a 22 year old woman see in a 14 year old boy?” and then I remembered when my son was 14 and some of those young hunklets he hung out with.
I don’t see a thing wrong with a woman dating a guy 8 years younger. I do see something wrong with a woman dating a child, or a man doing so.
damn players got game if he is banging a 22 year old give the guy some props dont put him down cause all of you cant get any, keep on keeping on little one
I really like Milo and Hayden so im only using them as an example… but he is more then 10 years her senior and people seem ok with that? Is it because shes over 18? just barely. Its ok for a older man to date a younger woman, but the other way around? I remember when i was around his age 14-17 i was pretty curious about sex and im a female, i cant imagine being a male and having it offered to you. people shouldnt be so quick to judge others when we dont know any hard facts, all we know is what TMZ reports and they are far from bring a credible source.
Roma, as a journalist, the rules about reporting the names of minors change when celebrities are involved. Particularly in this case, it will not do him any further harm to have his name out there. In fact, it may actually do some good. By putting the news out there and raising the profile of this case, it shows that boys can be victims of sex crimes just as much as girls. It wouldn’t be a story without the celeb involvement and wouldn’t be getting the attention otherwise. Also, the attention may force police to actively look into the case when it otherwise may go ignored.
In other words, the benefits of reporting the boy’s name far outweigh the (non-existant) cons. So get off your high-horse.
hum, what do you know…tmz has sunk to a new low… is anyone surprised? harvey levin is a pathetic gossip whore… he’d show sex tapes of his own mother to make a buck… yuck.. I don’t read anything from tmz and quickly change the channel when he shows his beguiled face when selling his gossip… he just creeps me out!
It will all be over b4 its starts !!
I think Billy Bob stole that shirt from his 14 y/o sons closet.
I agree with Roma – in general, victims of paedophilia are anonymous unless they allow their names to be published. Just because the media arbitrarily change the rules to suit themselves, doesn’t mean that it is acceptable to name him (or identify his family) in public.
To be honest, I’m not all that convinced that society thinks it’s “ok” for an older man to date a younger woman – I met a good friend of mine, who is nearly 20 years older than me at university when I was the standard age (18-21) and he was a mature student. Any time we hung out together I would notice all of these stares and nudges.
But in this case, the issue isn’t so much the acceptance of age differences, it’s the fact that one of the people involved was extremely young and below the legal age of consent for most countries, nevermind states.
Statutory rape-sexual intercourse with a girl/boy under the age of consent, which age varies in different states.
Usually if the oldest person involved is over 21 and the other isn’t that person is toast. If the oldest is under 21 then the state set age of consent comes into play. 👿
There are circumstances in which sexual relations with a person under the age of consent are not a crime (or constitutes a less serious crime). The most common such qualifications are that both parties to the act are minors, or that the person to be charged is legally married to the minor or close in age to the minor.
Yuck, look at that belly shirt! And botox city. What a loser!
I’m not keen on 14 year olds having sex with anyone, but I probably matured later in that arena. Our society brings up sexuality very early–five year olds asked my friend about French kisses! And offers of sex are pretty hard for most teenage boys to resist.
It just made me sad in high school that so many 16 year old girls were dating guys 8 or 10 years older than them.
a 14 year boy will be having sex anyway.
wake up people kid are having sex younger and younger. if a boy 14 years old has sex with a 14 or 15 year old girl he can be charge with sexual assault regardless of consent from the girl. we need to address the laws regarding sex in this country. is the boy being harmed by having sex with a 22 year old as appose t o a 15 year old? probably not it just looks bad.
Used to be, years ago- especially in Tennessee, Kentucky and other Southern states… Nobody thought much of a girl getting married at the age of 13 or 14 and start having babies… Seems like Loretta Lynn was in that age range- and Jerry Lee Lewis’ first wife? and how many 14 year old girls give birth every year? I think the age of ‘maturity’ is set, legally, way too old- Who’s correct ?- the State laws… or Mother nature? When one reaches the age of being able to father a child- or give birth… they should be considered ‘mature’. They may ‘not’ be mentally mature- but, how many 18 year olds are?
You people making it sound like there’s something wrong with being a virgin over the age of 14 need to grow up.
Which is only like 2 people who need to defend their masculinity, but whatever.
I think it’s pathetic of a 22 year old woman to have sex with a 14 year old. Can’t she get men her own age?
hmm now where oh where could his son have gotten the idea to date someone far from his age? Anyone notice billy bob thortons girlfriend looks like shes 15
honestly who cares? Unless either the boy or his girlfriend or family consider it a problem and report it then people should leave them
in peace. Wise House saying: Rules are guidelines for stupid people.
Looking at all the facts i conclude: Unless the couple or the couples family, friends or neighbors make a complaint then give these people their privacy. Jeesh what a bunch of mean spirired old moralizers people can be..