Actor Jeremy London Is Charged with Spousal Abuse

Jeremy London has been charged with spousal battery for allegedly striking his estranged wife last November in Palm Springs, Calif.

According to documents obtained by TMZ, the 39-year-old actor and wife Melissa Cunningham reportedly got into a fight about whether their 5-year-old son wanted to go to breakfast with London or not. Cunningham argued that the boy didn't have to accompany London, and she claims he reacted violently.

London reportedly responded by pulling Cunningham's hair and hitting her on the side of the head. But in a statement released to the press, London's rep insists the allegations are untrue.

"The allegation for which this charge against Jeremy London is being filed is false and no such abuse occurred. The facts regarding the incident do not warrant this case moving forward and will prove to be a waste of resources by the DA's office. Jeremy continues to be focused on his work and looks forward to clearing his name of this allegation."

London, who's been in more than 50 television and film projects, including recurring roles on the hit family dramas 7th Heaven and Party of Five, has been open about his struggles with addiction. He appeared on a season of VH1's Celebrity Rehab and in 2010 was involved in a bizarre case when he was allegedly kidnapped at gunpoint and forced to do drugs.

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