Edward Furlong's Son, 6, Tests Positive for Cocaine

By Chrisanne Grise 12/17/12

The troubled Terminator 2 actor is now banned from spending time alone with his child.

Edward Furlong is no stranger to trouble.
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Terminator 2 actor Edward Furlong has been banned from being alone with his six-year-old son Ethan—because the boy tested positive for cocaine after spending time with his father. Furlong’s ex-wife, Rachael Bella, has obtained a court order to keep Furlong away from their son, even though the troubled actor told the judge that Bella is just trying to “alienate [him] further from [his] son and destroy [his] ability to work.” It's unclear how long Ethan was exposed to cocaine in his father’s custody. Furlong has a long history of drug abuse, including a battle with alcoholism, a heroin overdose and numerous stints in rehab. Chalk it up to the “John Connor” curse: Nick Stahl—who played John Connor in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machineswent missing earlier this year before checking into rehab, while Thomas Dekker of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was charged with two counts of felony DUI after hitting a 17-year-old cyclist on a freeway ramp in 2009. And of course, Christian Bale, who played Connor in 2009’s Terminator Salvation, went on an infamous profanity-filled tirade on set that became a viral sensation.

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Chrisanne Grise is a multimedia journalist specializing in health/fitness, lifestyle, travel, bridal, and music. Her work has appeared in print and online for publications such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Parents, FitnessMagazine, Fisher Price, Bridal Guide, Scholastic's Choices, AbsolutePunk.net, Chorus.fm, and more. She is the Senior Editor at The New York Times Upfront. Follow her on Linkedin and Twitter.