Edward Furlong gets six months in jail

Terminator actor violated the terms of his probation and ignored a restraining order

Actor Edward Furlong has been handed six months in jail for violating the terms of his probation.

The 35-year-old was charged with using force on his ex-girlfriend Monica Keena and violating a restraining order.

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Furlong, star of films including 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day' and 'American History X', has been arrested twice in the last five months for alleged attacks on Keena.

During a hearing last month, a judge accused Furlong of not taking the restraining order seriously and added that he needed to seek help over his problems with substance abuse.

It's the latest in a long line of brushes with the law, violations of parole, charges of domestic violence and stints in rehab.

Last year he was banned from seeing his six-year-old son Ethan, after the child tested positive for cocaine after spending time with him.

He was also fired from two films last year over the arrests for domestic violence.