‘Pocahontas’ Star Irene Bedard’s Son Begs For Help After She Is Arrested TWICE In 3 Days
Irene Bedard who voiced the role of Pocahontas in the 1995 Disney film has been arrested twice in a span of three days after drunken tirades. Her teenage son is concerned for her well-being and wants her to get help.
Irene Bedard Was Arrested Twice In A Span Of 3 Days
Irene was first arrested on November 27 at her ex husbands house in Beavercreek, Ohio. She reportedly showed up pounding on the door and was demanding to come inside. She began yelling at their 17-year-old son, Quinn Wilson and allegedly kicked him as he was restraining her. Cops were responding to a domestic violence situation and the police reports obtained by TMZ state that Irene had a belt in her hand when cops arrived. She also appeared to be drunk and smelled like alcohol.
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Police also said that the 53-year-old who is Native American said “Look, they sent the white man to come get me!” When they were putting her into the squad car she also kicked and screamed. The couples son does not want to press charges on his mom and instead wants her to get help. She was charged with domestic violence, assault and resisting arrest when she was brought to the police station. Irene posted bond and was released.
She Had A Second Drunken Run-In With Police In A Matter Of Days
On Monday, she was arrested again after allegedly harassing a front desk clerk at a hotel. The police officer that arrived at the scene claims that she was combative and under the influence when he tried taking her down.
The officer also said that she charged at him and he had to pin her down in order to handcuff her. It took multiple members of law enforcement to get her to jail. She was booked for disorderly conduct before being released without bail.
Irene Bedard Has A Tragic Backstory
In 2010, Irene’s family alleged that her ex-husband Denny Wilson had been physically and verbally abusing her throughout their marriage. Her niece wrote a letter detailing the abuse that occurred for nearly 20 years and was taking a toll on Irene’s physical and mental health.
“Her abusive husband kept her under financial control, taking her earnings, and forbidding her to work in her career field, unless he specifically approved the project” her niece wrote. “This had a detrimental effect on an otherwise promising career.”
“She intended to use her celebrity to bring light to the rich and beautiful heritage of all Native Americans, and Alaskan Natives, in particular” the letter continued. “However, her husband’s control and abuse made this impossible. She could not work with bruises on her skin, and his constant presence at her work sites made not only Irene, but also others in the cast and crew uneasy. This cost my aunt jobs. No one wanted to have her husband on the set, and he would not allow her to work without him being there.”
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Irene’s family maintains that she stayed in the marriage for so long because she feared her husband would retaliate on her or their son. The couple divorced in 2012. Irene has taken on a few acting jobs in recent years and worked with Disney again on Wreck-It-Ralph 2.