Actor Michael Madsen was arrested for trespassing at a luxury house from which he was recently evicted, DailyMail.com can exclusively report.
The Reservoir Dogs star was held Wednesday night at a $5.3 million Malibu mansion just across the Pacific Coast Highway from La Costa Beach where he had been living up until February 17.
A source exclusively told DailyMail.com, ‘Michael had been living at the house since last year, but the lease was in another person’s name.’
The house was leased out by another person and several thousand dollars were owed in back rent, DailyMail.com has learned.
The owner had tried for the past two years to get the tenants evicted, but because of the moratorium on evictions on account of Covid, it took several months to go through the legal process.
In custody: Actor Michael Madsen, 64, was arrested on Wednesday night at his former Malibu home for trespassing shortly after 9pm Pacific time, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
The home’s owner had been trying to get Madsen and others evicted since 2020 but a Covid moratorium prevented it until recently
‘The person who leased the house was taken to court and all the parties were evicted including Madsen on February 17,’ added the source.
Last Wednesday about 8:30PM the owner received a phone call from his rental house’s security company saying that someone was trying to break into the house.
The owner who lives a few miles away from the house drove over and found Madsen, 64, out on the front porch.
The owner quickly called 911 and a Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy came out and arrested disheveled looking Madsen for trespassing.
Wearing baggy jeans, a denim jacket and a partially unbuttoned Hawaiian shirt, the Kill Bill star was first taken to the West Hills hospital then the police station.
According to booking documents he was given a $500 citation for a misdemeanor and released shortly before 7am on Thursday.
Since his arrest three-times-married Madsen and the owner of the property have reached an agreement which will allow him to retrieve his belongings.
Madsen was evicted from this $10,500-a-month Malibu home on February 17 but was arrested there six days later
The 4-bed, 4-bath house, across from Malibu’s La Costa Beach, is now estimated to be worth around $5.3 million
The 3,400 sq. ft., 4-bed, 4-bath house hasn’t been sold in more than 30 years. It was built in 1974 and was bought for $725,000 in 1991. The real estate website Redfin estimates it is now worth around $5.3 million.
When it was last offered for rent at $10,500 a month, it was advertised as ‘your chance to live the true Malibu life style!!!’
The real estate agents added: ‘Great open floor plan encompasses a high ceiling living room, dining room and kitchen. Beautiful ocean view from living room, master bedroom, loft and wraparound front decks.’
Madsen has had a terrible start to 2022. His arrest came just a month after his son, US Army Sgt. Hudson Madsen shot himself dead on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, where he was stationed with the 25th Infantry Division. Hudson was an Afghan war vet.
Hudson’s death came a week after his wife Carlie underwent surgery to remove a tumor from her breast.
‘I am in shock as my son, whom I just spoke with a few days ago, said he was happy – my last text from him was “I love you dad,”‘ he told the Los Angeles Times.
‘I didn’t see any signs of depression. It’s so tragic and sad. I’m just trying to make sense of everything and understand what happened.’
Madsen said his son’s marriage was ‘going strong’ and he had recently completed his first tour in the US Army.
Tragedy: Madsen’s arrest comes just a month after his 26-year-old son Hudson died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound (pictured together in 2011)
Hudson Madsen’s shot himself to death a week after wife Carlie had a tumor removed from her breast. She called him ‘so patient throughout this whole process’
On screen: A frequent collaborator of Quentin Tarantino, Madsen has starred in films including 1993’s Reservoir Dogs (left) and 2003’s Kill Bill (right)
‘He had typical life challenges that people have with finances, but he wanted a family. He was looking towards his future from him, so its mind-blowing. I just can’t grasp what happened.’
Madsen has requested a full military investigation into his son’s death. The actor thinks ‘the officers and rank and file were shaming’ Hudson for wanting therapy. He believes this stopped him from seeking help for mental health issues he had been keeping to himself.
This recent arrest wasn’t Madsen’s first brush with the law, in 2019, the actor was axed from a $100,000 role in movie Confessions of a Serial Killer after crashing his Land Rover into a pole and subsequently being arrested for DUI. He was later sentenced to four days in jail.
In 2012 he was also arrested for DUI after driving erratically but struck a plea deal that involved attending AA meetings in lieu of more severe punishment.
However, after Madsen failed to attend his court ordered Alcoholics Anonymous meetings his probation was revoked.
DailyMail.com could not immediately locate any formal charges against Madsen for his latest arrest.