The nephew of the three-time Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep was arrested on Thursday in East Hampton, New York over an alleged road rage incident that left the victim requiring emergency surgery for a head injury.
Page Six reported that Charles Harrison Streep, 31, was arrested after being accused of assaulting the victim in the parking lot of a Chase Bank on Main Street on Monday, causing “serious head trauma,” according to a press release from the East Hampton Village Police. Though the victim has not been identified by name, it has been reported that he is an 18-year-old from the nearby town of Springs who was driving a Ford sedan.
Lieutenant Gregory Brown told The Independent that the incident occurred at around 11:30am, and the victim had just pulled off Main Street into the Circle, which leads to the Chase parking lot. He did this just as Streep was pulling out in an Audi convertible.
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Multiple 911 calls were made about the assault, but when police got there, Streep was already gone.
Streep was arrested at a home on Pondview Lane in East Hampton on Thursday morning. He was then charged with felony counts of second-degree assault and second-degree strangulation. Police said that after his arraignment, he was released on $5,000 bail.
Though the victim initially refused medical treatment, he eventually admitted that he needed help. He was later airlifted from Stony Brook Southampton Hospital to Stony Brook University Hospital for emergency surgery at 2:30pm on Monday afternoon.
Streep is the son of Mary Streep and Dana Streep, who is the brother of the renowned Hollywood actress Meryl Streep. He graduated from New Canaan High School in Connecticut in 2007, and went on to play lacrosse at the University of Virginia, according to the school’s website.
A lawyer for Streep, who lives in Manhattan, refused to comment when contacted by reporters. Representatives for Meryl Streep offered no comments as well when contacted.
Meryl is known for having the most Oscar nominations of all time for an actor, with 21 at this time. Seventeen of her nominations were in the category of Best Actress in a Leading Role, while the other four were in the category of supporting. She’s won the best supporting actress once for Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979), and walked away with the Best Actress Oscar twice for Sophie’s Choice (1982) and The Iron Lady (2011).
This piece originally appeared in UpliftingToday.com and is used by permission.
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