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Spike Lee's Jailbird Star Misses Premiere

24 April 2002 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

The star of Spike Lee's new documentary had to miss the film's Los Angeles premiere - because he's in jail. Football player and actor Jim Brown, the subject of Lee's Jim Brown All American, began a 180-day sentence last month after his conviction on a charge of misdemeanor vandalism with domestic violence. It stemmed from his 1999 arrest after he smashed the windows of wife Monique's car. The judge had originally sentenced Brown to counselling and community service, but he refused the guidance and was locked up instead. Lee did not let Brown's absence go unlamented. He said, "I'm very sad he's not here tonight. But I'm happy they finally took him out of solitary confinement. He was isolated, which was crazy. He's called me three times from jail. He's in good spirits." »

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