Anthony Michael Hall’s ex-girlfriend files for restraining order

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You might remember Anthony Michael Hall as the lovable geek in “Sixteen Candles,” or the lovable geek in “The Breakfast Club.” But the “Dead Zone” actor isn’t so lovable, according to his ex-girlfriend, who filed for a temporary restraining order against the actor after he allegedly stalked her and attacked her. Yikes!

It’s always the quiet ones you’ve got to watch out for. Brian Johnson, we’re looking at you.

A temporary restraining order has been issued against erstwhile Breakfast Clubber Anthony Michael Hall by his ex-girlfriend, who claims, according to the New York Post, that the actor attempted to kick down her apartment door last week.

Diana Falzone, a radio personality and (irony alert!) relationship expert whose last column was titled “How Not to Date a Loser,” filed a police complaint a week ago. She had dated the actor for roughly a year, but the duo is no longer together.

She reportedly said that after Hall’s failed attempts to kick down her door, she let him in her apartment, only to have him bash her head against the wall.

The 41-year-old former Brat Packer allegedly stalked her prior to the attack, and the order bars him from “assault, stalking, harassment, menacing, reckless endangerment…intimidation,” among other behavior no-nos.

While Hall himself, who suffers from a mild case of bipolar disorder, has yet to speak out on the incident, his spokesman told the Post that “all of the allegations are erroneous and will be addressed accordingly.”

Still, it could have been worse. He could have had a flare gun.

[From E! Online]

Gee, E! It sure is funny when you crack jokes about domestic violence. NOT. A woman was stalked and had her head slammed into a wall, and you’re busting on her? Way to be appropriate. I was a fan of Hal”s back in the day- his Ted character from “Sixteen Candles” is a classic. I did wonder what was up with him when he re-emerged as the pushy, dominating boyfriend in “Edward Scissorhands.” He seemed a bit too comfortable in that role, I always thought. And finally, I have a question for any mental health experts out there: is it possible to have a “mild” case of bipolar disorder?

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  1. Kl says:

    anyone else get a ‘roid rage feeling from this guy?

  2. MSat says:

    Totally! He was a scrawny kid and then, bam! He was jacked.

  3. Firestarter says:

    Another man who needs to go to jail for being a woman beater. Bi-polar , is that now going to be the new black for men when they harass and beat a woman?

    I do not understand her letting him in AFTER he had tried to kick in the door. While he is kicking the door in is when you are dialing 911 from a locked room in your home. Let him cause a disturbance and add property damage to the already mounting charges he has against him.

    These men seem to be out of control. Don’t get what they want, well lets just beat our way to getting what we want!

    I hope he gets locked up!

  4. AlaskaJoey says:

    Aww, I’m sorry to hear this about him. I’ve always liked him. I didn’t know he was bipolar.

    And yeah, when a man’s been stalking you, do NOT let him in!

  5. GatsbyGal says:

    I never thought about steroids…it would explain a lot.

  6. Beth says:

    I’m wondering why she let him into the apartment too. Trying to breakdown a door is a huge red flag that he’s angry and violent. Unless E! thinks and has proof that these are false allegation, they sound ridiculous making jokes throughout the story.

  7. Catherine says:

    He looks like Hannibal Lecter in that first pic. Yikes.

  8. Neelyo says:

    Years ago when he was trying to break the geek mold he totally bulked up and looked like he was on steroids.

  9. stupidisasstupiddoes says:

    Now, lets damn Anthony Michael Hall to Hell and get off Chris Browns back. I swear to God, all the BS about Chris, when I tried to say, “A LOT OF MEN BEAT THEIR WIVES/GF. Its nothing new, Chris wasnt the first and as I said he wont be the last.

  10. Iggles says:

    This is disgusting. What an a-hole!

  11. Jag says:

    I’m not an “expert,” but I do have bipolar disorder. Mine has been mild for most of my adult life. His is NOT mild, due to it being written that he does violent things when he’s off his medication. (Read it elsewhere that his friends say that he does this type of thing off his meds.)

    I haven’t been violent since having been in an abusive relationship over 15 years ago, and my violence was in self defense. So yes, it is possible to have “mild bipolar disorder,” because bipolar has a huge latitude of range, and it’s different for everyone. Usually, one is talking about “cycling,” which is going between manic and depressed, when saying things like mild, moderate, or severe, but it also can include the propensity for violence.

    What he did to her was horrible. I do really, really wish she hadn’t opened the door. Women – and men – please realize that if someone is trying to kick down your door, you need to call the authorities, NOT open the door to the person!

    I’m with those who think it might be a “roid rage” thing, and in my opinion, that’s got to be contributing to the violent manic phases when he’s not medicated. I hope he gets the help he needs, especially for the safety of others. If I were violent like that because of bipolar, I’d have them doping me up to the point I couldn’t move, so that I wouldn’t harm anyone else. Maybe he’ll do the same.

  12. MSat says:

    Thanks, Jag! My brother is bi-polar as well and I never knew there were varying degrees. My brother has abused three women that I know of. He is extremely violent when he doesn’t take his meds- he has hurt his now-ex-wife and two girlfriends. He’s also hit his own children. It is so frustrating because if he stayed on his meds he would be a decent person. He just finished a short jail sentence for domestic violence – after three incidents he finally saw the inside of a jail cell. But so many abusers do not. I hope he gets help this time.

  13. Sakota says:

    “These men seem to be out of control. Don’t get what they want, well lets just beat our way to getting what we want!”

    No one puts a stop the the antics of these celebrities. No one ever says “no” and punishes them the same way that they would a normal person. If they had jailed half the industry at some point, new actors and actresses wouldn’t be acting the way they are.

  14. artsyfartsy says:

    To Stupiis – I TOTALLY AGREE.
    I am so sick of hearing about Chris Brown. LOTS of men beat women. Is it right, NO ITS NOT RIGHT BUT THE SHIT HAPPENS, and this site has driven me crazy with all the BS about Chris Brown. They act like he did something that no one else has ever done.

  15. Vermithrax says:

    Poor Brian Johnson 🙁

  16. crash2GO2 says:

    artsyfartsy, are you high? You are posting this under a Michael Anthony Hall post you genius. lol Still defending poor widdle Cwis Bwown? Awwww…. that’s so sweet.

    MAH has been a lose canon since he exited the gawky skinny teen stage and entered a hulked loutish stage (via the use of steroidal substances it is rumored). I never doubted that he would continue to get into trouble.

  17. Kaye says:

    My husband has bipolar disorder and I guess I would say it’s mild because it is completely controlled with medication. He has’t had an episode for almost 15 years because he takes his medicine very reliably. I know some people don’t respond as well to the medication. Without his medicine, though, things get really ugly.

  18. snowball says:

    I have the most severe form of bipolar disorder (when it’s bad, I can cycle several times a week and have had times when I cycled two or three times in one day) and there have been times when I’ve gone off my meds – that’s a part of the disease, you think you’re okay, so you go off until your life gets so disrupted you’ll do anything to go back on them.

    I have NEVER EVER been violent. Without my medicine, I’m on a perpetual high, insanely productive, talking constantly, unable to sleep. I know everyone’s case is different, but please don’t generalize that people with BP1 are somehow more prone to violence than anyone else.

    Being easily controlled through medication is not an indication of a mild case of bipolar. Having gone 15 years without a swing makes me doubt your husband is bipolar, Kaye. Even under medication, I’ve never heard of anyone going 15 years without a manic or depressive episode.

    I could write a million things about the state of medications and how they can/can’t control BPD, but those with it know what I mean and those without it probably don’t want to hear a lecture.

    Anthony Michael Hall had it in him to be violent, regardless of BPD. I really hate it that it’s being used as an excuse – “oh yeah, THAT’S why he did it.” Because he was a slug before and he’d be one without BPD too.

  19. gg says:

    It wasn’t BS about Chris Brown. Keep him out of these comments.

    P.S. You are delusional.

  20. eternalcanadian says:

    i thought he was dating fiona forbes?

  21. Ggirl says:

    Roid Rage would also make sense b/c I remember how his physique changed so drastically from Sixteen Candles to Edward Scissorhands. I couldn’t believe it was the same guy! Anyway, in this picture, he looks like hell because he looks too old for his age.

  22. Legend says:

    That’s an old looking 41.

  23. Stephie says:

    Aw man. I like him, I hope it’s not true. (it’s so easy to bash and blame, tsk)

  24. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “this site has driven me crazy with all the BS about Chris Brown. They act like he did something that no one else has ever done.”

    no, all they’ve done is reported on the story called him out for what he did. meanwhile, he’s STILL not getting it.

    and, apparently, neither are you.

  25. Bill Hicks is God says:

    It’s amazing when people talk about bipolar and don’t know shit about it.

    If you have it, why don’t you know what you have?

    If you have a family member with it, why didn’t you make the effort to find out?

    There’s Bipolar I – the most severe and the type that can be associated with rapid-cycling (heavy swings between mania and depression)

    There’s Bipolar II – less severe because it’s not usually accompanied with full-on manic episodes (primarily depressive)

    There’s Cyclothemia which is a bipolar spectrum disorder (run-of-the-mill ‘moody’ people)

    Contrary to the bullshit about bipolars being violent, that is not true. What is true is that substance abuse can cause violent behaviour in anybody but bipolar I’s are particularly vulnerable. Bipolars who use (and 60% of BP I’s do, usually alcohol) are said to have a “co-morbidity.”

    If the substance abuse isn’t dealt with then there is no hope for successful management of the condition – which is lifelong, like diabetes. It’s also potentially fatal and by that I’m talking about accidents while in a manic state or suicide during a depressive state.

    I guarantee you that a Bipolar who is violent is a Type I and likely also a drinker, end of story.

    And yeah, I’m Bipolar I and a rapid- cycler and cannot/should not drink. I learned that the hard way.

    So sorry if I rubbed any of you the wrong way but BP (manic-depression) is a very, very serious disorder that people ‘throw around’ as an excuse for unacceptable behaviour. That pisses me off. Talking about it in vague terms pisses me off too because there’s not a damn thing vague about it.


  26. Jag says:

    MSat, I hope your brother gets the help he needs. I don’t advocate violence, so am glad he’s been in jail, sorry to say. Hopefully, he will stay on his meds.. Depending, a judge could order him to be medicated in a controlled environment. If you have any say in his conditions for release ever, please definitely ask for that to be an option. I’m sure it’s been difficult to see him going through life that way.

    @BHIG ~ I’m sorry if I were vague, if you meant me. I’m actually a bipolar 1 and have had psychotic breaks, yet I’m not violent. When I’ve had breaks, I cower in my bed or bathtub, calling my loved ones for help, since I can have audio – and sometimes visual – hallucinations. You’re right that a lot of bipolar people self-medicate with alcohol or drugs, which isn’t a good thing. My dad was an untreated alcoholic bipolar, and until he got a grip by going to AA, he was terribly violent. But, he grew up in an abusive home as well, so one always wonders how much each part had to do with it.

    I do think that a person chooses whether to be violent or not, with their biochemistry, and upbringing/work on themselves, as huge contributing factors. My upbringing was abusive and violent, and as a late teen, I began working very hard to figure out what was wrong with me (cycling between depression and mania, with suicide attempts starting in 4th grade) and also to deal with my “issues.” I’m not perfect, but I’m not violent as an adult, have never been arrested, and try to be a good person. I feel it’s how much you want to try, in addition to the other things, because yes, I do yell at my dad when I’m manic, but I do my best to not let it get that far. I’m guilty of not taking my medication, too, and as I said above, if I were violent or out of control like that, I’d have someone medicating me, or would otherwise make sure that I couldn’t hurt anyone. Behavior modification, medication, self-therapy, and lifestyle changes have helped me a lot over the years.

    Anyway, I hope AMH deals with whatever the cause is, and doesn’t hurt anyone else.

  27. Praise St. Angie! says:

    Thank you to the folks who have shared their stories about dealing with being bipolar or having a loved one with the disease.

    just like Brooke Shields talking about PPD, any and all talk of this disease will lead to people being educated about it and will hopefully reduce the stigma attached to mental illness.

  28. Grace says:

    Anthony Michael hall would never do something like that he is sweet and caring and his ex probably just wants her 5 min of fame.