Kristy Swanson arrested after confrontation with Skating with Celebrities partner’s ex-wife

The winner of FOX’s short-lived Dancing with the Stars clone Skating with Celebrities was arrested this weekend “for allegedly assaulting the ex-wife of her companion and former skating partner” from the show.

Kristy Swanson, who began a relationship with Lloyd Eisler during the show even though his wife was pregnant, told People, “I had to go the police station where I had an appointment at 9 p.m. to begin the process of being arrested.”

The magazine reports she “claims she was attacked by [Eisler's ex-wife Marcia] O’Brien in front of Eisler and O’Brien’s children. The actress’s rep, Michael Sands, says Swanson plans to press charges against O’Brien, saying that police took photographs of her back and other parts of her upper extremities to document the injuries.” O’Brien responded to that accusation by telling People, “Why have I not been charged?”

People also notes that Kristy and Lloyd “welcomed a baby boy in February,” less than a year after Kristy won the show.

Kristy Swanson Arrested in Run-In with Partner’s Ex-Wife [People]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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