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Mikael Persbrandt (Beorn) sentenced to 5 months in prison
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Apr 15 2014, 9:37am

Post #1 of 34 (4623 views)
Mikael Persbrandt (Beorn) sentenced to 5 months in prison Can't Post


For buying cocaine.

(I wonder if this will be a problem if he has any pick-ups scheduled?)

The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.

(This post was edited by macfalk on Apr 15 2014, 9:38am)


Apr 15 2014, 10:18am

Post #2 of 34 (3388 views)
Holy jeez... [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow that was so random!

I feel so bad right now. I don't whether to feel sorry for him or not.

Drugs are such an evil thing.

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Really? Alright...

Well, proud to be one I guess.


Apr 15 2014, 10:23am

Post #3 of 34 (3374 views)
Voice-work will be affected undoubtedly [In reply to] Can't Post

Given that the way these movies are made requires a lot of it.

"[Annatar598] is an overzealous apologist [for PJ]" - Certain TORn member.

Really? Alright...

Well, proud to be one I guess.


Apr 15 2014, 10:34am

Post #4 of 34 (3363 views)
If he starts now.... [In reply to] Can't Post

If he starts now, he's out end of September and still has enough time to do ADR.

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Apr 15 2014, 10:55am

Post #5 of 34 (3391 views)
PJ Assembled such a "Family-Friendly" Cast.... [In reply to] Can't Post

SUCH is Life in

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Apr 15 2014, 11:26am

Post #6 of 34 (3306 views)
I'm genuinely [In reply to] Can't Post

shocked! Like others, hope ADR isn't affected.

I simply walked into Mordor.

Aessere Lot

Apr 15 2014, 11:53am

Post #7 of 34 (3316 views)
Here's a report in English... [In reply to] Can't Post


Apparently Persbrandt denies buying the drugs, but the police had recorded a drug dealer talking about what the film star had bought.

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(This post was edited by Eleniel on Apr 15 2014, 12:01pm)

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Apr 15 2014, 12:21pm

Post #8 of 34 (3201 views)
Exactly [In reply to] Can't Post

That is more than questionable judgment. Because it is based on intercepted telephone calls-only! No evidence of cocaine in the blood, the time of the Money transfer Mike was in South Africa and so on. As a justice expert said: untenable! Micke goes of course to appeal. So nothing is finally settled. Ingmar


Apr 15 2014, 12:56pm

Post #9 of 34 (3360 views)
My translation of the article... [In reply to] Can't Post

... for you who are interested in reading it. English is not my first language, and I apologise for grammatical errors, etc.

Persbrandt sentenced to prison for buying cocaine
Mikael Persbrandt, 50, was charged with buying cocaine. Today the verdict arrived: five month in prison. Shortly afterwards the star’s attorney announced that the sentence had been appealed.

Eleven persons were charged at Stockholm district court for being part of a big drug ring. The prosecutor claimed that he could tie Mikael Persbrandt to the ring through tapped telephone calls. Persbrandt has, according to the charges, bought 12 grams of cocaine from another man charged with drug related crimes in May last year.
The actor pleaded not guilty.
”He has not ordered or received any drugs”, said Persbrandt’s attorney Per Liljekvist to Aftonbladet in an earlier interview.
His view on what could have happened is this:
”If it turns out that an order has been made, then it is another person who has used his phone. Mikael came home from a film set and had a party. His phone is always lying around and he gladly lets other people use it.”

Secret tapping
During the trial that was held in the beginning of March, the actor said that he didn’t know why the suspected dealers had his number among their contacts. He repeated several times that he had neither called nor texted the dealers.
The prosecutor claimed that Persbrandt had bought the cocaine from a gang that is being charged for smuggling 64 kilos of amphetamine and two kilos of cocaine from the Netherlands.
The evidence brought forward by the prosecutor consisted of tapped telephone calls between the primary suspects and calls from the actor’s phone to the suspected dealer.

The prosecutor: a just punishment
Today at eleven o’clock the verdict was pronounced at Stockholm district court: Persbrandt is found guilty of drug offence. The punishment is five months in prison.
In the sentence Stockholm district court declares that ”Persbrandt alone and none other used his phone to contact the dealer’s phone”.
The prosecutor Lars Ågren says:
”I haven’t read the verdict yet. I have just seen that he was sentenced to five months in prison, which is the punishment we demanded.”
”The court has come to the same conclusions as we did. Five months in prison is a just punishment considering the nature of the crime”, says Ågren.

The sentence has been appealed
Two hours after the verdict was made public Persbrandt’s attorney Per Liljekvist texted Aftonbladet:
”The sentence has been appealed.”
The prosecutor Lars Ågren says:
”In my opinion the evidence and the investigation is solid. According to me, the court of appeal will reach the same conclusion as the district court.”

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Apr 15 2014, 2:08pm

Post #10 of 34 (3097 views)
Its not his first cocaine offense. [In reply to] Can't Post

This article details 2 previous occasions.


Apr 15 2014, 2:28pm

Post #11 of 34 (3019 views)
Thank you for the translation [In reply to] Can't Post

So tragic, hopefully this won't interfere with wrap ups for TABA.

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Apr 15 2014, 2:44pm

Post #12 of 34 (3038 views)
woah [In reply to] Can't Post

id have thought hed be more into mary jane by the sound of him!

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Aessere Lot

Apr 15 2014, 2:52pm

Post #13 of 34 (3024 views)
Cocaine... [In reply to] Can't Post

It's a hell of a drug.


Apr 15 2014, 4:02pm

Post #14 of 34 (2955 views)
Now I'm wondering what sort of secret ingredients - [In reply to] Can't Post

- old Beorn used in his recipes.


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Apr 15 2014, 4:20pm

Post #15 of 34 (2937 views)
hey, who is going to mess with Beorn in prison? [In reply to] Can't Post

bet he's gonna own that place! Evil Now he can really get in character because Beorn was the "defiler's" prisoner!

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Apr 15 2014, 4:21pm

Post #16 of 34 (2913 views)
Hahaha! [In reply to] Can't Post

He is being put in chains for "sport". Wink

I simply walked into Mordor.


Apr 15 2014, 4:57pm

Post #17 of 34 (2909 views)
Ugh... [In reply to] Can't Post

I always hate hearing stuff like this.

Addicts shouldn't be put in prison. They need medical help.

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Apr 15 2014, 4:58pm

Post #18 of 34 (2907 views)
That sounds very strange [In reply to] Can't Post

How can a person be found guilty based on a conversation with a dealer and with no proof that the statements are true and that he actual purchased drugs? Crazy
People can say anything they wish; but, without proof it is not accepted in most courts.


Apr 15 2014, 5:04pm

Post #19 of 34 (2898 views)
Not only that [In reply to] Can't Post

But from what I have read in the articles posted here, they did not record a phone call where he actually ordered cocaine. Only have a recording of a dealer talking about selling to him. Tongue


Apr 15 2014, 5:29pm

Post #20 of 34 (2909 views)
Not shocked one bit [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not much into what he has done in the past or anything, but I know enough not to think much of him. Hench why he being cast as Beorn was a huuuuuge disappointment. I just don't like that guy one bit and that's a rare case me not liking an actor in these movies.


Apr 15 2014, 6:17pm

Post #21 of 34 (2844 views)
Forgot about the ADR... [In reply to] Can't Post

I kind of worry about both the ADR and the pickup stuff right now. Do you all think PJ or anyone else will make a statement about this?

The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.

Aessere Lot

Apr 15 2014, 6:57pm

Post #22 of 34 (2802 views)
That all depends on whether he's an addict... [In reply to] Can't Post

...or if it's just a once in a while thing. I am no advocate for use of cocaine, as it's horribly unhealthy and it is a massive waste of money, but at the same time plenty of people do these kinds of drugs on occasion, and don't fit the description of an "addict".

As for treating addicts, sure, but who's going to foot the bill? I'm really on the fence about government-sanctioned treatment, because even though I know it's the best bet for the addict to become a productive member of society (at least compared to tossing them in jail), at the same time I don't really like the idea of having to pay for someone else's bad judgement.

(This post was edited by Salmacis81 on Apr 15 2014, 7:04pm)

Erihs Eht

Apr 15 2014, 7:06pm

Post #23 of 34 (2842 views)
I actually found a picture of Beorn with cocaine? Is this real? *language warning in image* [In reply to] Can't Post


(This post was edited by Ataahua on Apr 15 2014, 7:25pm)


Apr 15 2014, 7:47pm

Post #24 of 34 (2765 views)
Getting caught could save him [In reply to] Can't Post

from ending in an overdose..


Apr 15 2014, 8:28pm

Post #25 of 34 (2725 views)
We should start imprisoning people for eating too many cream cakes. [In reply to] Can't Post

Just as bad for your health. Would make about as much sense.

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