Nicolas Cage domestic abuse charges `dropped`

Last Updated: May 07, 2011, 14:03 PM IST

Los Angeles: Three weeks after his headline grabbing arrest for allegedly assaulting his wife, all charges against Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage have been dropped.

The Oscar winning actor was booked for domestic abuse and public drunkenness but the charges against the 47-year-old actor have been dropped in New Orleans, where the incident happened, reported People magazine online.

"The New Orleans District Attorney has confirmed that no charges of any kind will be pursued against him. After their investigation, the DAs refused all charges against Nick and the matter has been closed," said the actor`s attorney Harry Rosenberg.

The `Con-Air` star was taken into custody late on April 16 after police said he and his third wife, Alice Kim, got into an argument about the correct address of the home they were renting.

According to a statement that described him as "heavily intoxicated" Cage began striking cars and tried to get into a taxi cab.

He then yelled at police officers who promptly arrested him. There were no visible injuries to his wife.

Two days later the couple attended the wedding of Cage`s 20-year-old son, Weston, in New Orleans.

Cage, the nephew of film director Francis Ford Coppola, is best known for such films as `Raising Arizona,` `Gone in 60 Seconds` and `National Treasure.`

But his box office fortunes have been mixed, and he has been forced to sell some of his lavish homes around the world to settle multimillion-dollar tax debts to the US government.

PTI