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Troubled Action Star Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Son Arrested For Holding His Roommate At Knifepoint

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Sep. 12 2017, Updated 5:24 p.m. ET

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Just when Jean-Claude Van Damme’s son Nicholas Van Varenberg was getting his movie career off the ground with this year’s Kickboxer: Retaliation, alongside his dad, the 21-year-old found himself in handcuffs after allegedly holding his roommate at knifepoint.

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It all started when police got a call to check on Nicholas because he had allegedly punched the elevator in his building in Tempe, Arizona.

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They found a trail of blood leading back to his apartment and, after speaking to him and his roommate, discovered Nicholas had just hurt his hand.

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Cops then left the apartment, but 20 minutes later the roommate ran downstairs to tell them that Nicholas had been holding him at knifepoint.

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Police went back to Nicholas’s residence, where they found the knife and marijuana.

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He was immediately arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful imprisonment, marijuana possession, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Like father, like son? Back in 1999 Jean-Claude, one of the most iconic action stars ever, was arrested for driving under the influence.

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While he was still married to his third wife, bodybuilder Gladys Portugues, Jean-Claude began an affair with Nicholas’s mother Darcy LaPier, who he married in 1994. That same year, he then had an affair with singer/actress Kylie Minogue.

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