Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Canadian Court Thaws on Kristy Swanson

Los Angeles (E! Online) - Kristy Swanson is no longer skating on thin ice.

Ontario prosecutors opted Wednesday to drop an assault charge against the actress stemming from her June run-in with boyfriend Lloyd Eisler's ex-wife.

"I am thrilled and excited that the charge has been dropped," Swanson, 37, said. "This never should have happened and our family can move on."

Swanson and Marcia O'Brien, Eisler's missus up until he met the original Buffy on the set of last year's Skating with Celebrities, filed dueling police reports the weekend of June 15 after a she-said, she-said encounter at O'Brien's home. Swanson had accompanied Eisler on a scheduled visit with his two young sons.

While Swanson claimed that O'Brien went postal on her, O'Brien—who was pregnant when she and Eisler split up—told authorities that the erstwhile Playboy poser had started the catfight, leaving her with bruises and scratches on her arms, knees and back.

Swanson turned herself in on the evening of June 16 and was booked in Toronto for misdemeanor assault. She posted $1,000 bail and was free to leave. No charges were ever filed against O'Brien.

But the verbal jabs continued a month later, with Eisler's rep calling O'Brien an "out of control crazy-maker," and O'Brien threatening legal action against her ex and Swanson for their public comments about the case, claiming that they were having an "alarming and detrimental effect" on her and her two children, then ages 3 and 19 months.

Eisler has maintained that he and O'Brien were separated before he ever met Swanson in 2005.

And now, thanks to the Ontario Court of Justice, Swanson, who got her platinum-blond on earlier this year playing an Anna Nicole Smith type on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, is free to focus on family life with Eisler and their eight-month-old son, Magnus Hart Swanson.


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