Devin Ratray, widely recognized for his role as Buzz McCallister in the classic movie "Home Alone," has found himself in critical condition, resulting in the postponement of his domestic violence trial.
The actor was slated to appear in court, but his medical emergency, the nature of which remains undisclosed, led to a delay.
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Court documents indicate that Ratray was out of state when the health crisis occurred. Jury selection for the Oklahoma trial has been halted, with the pretrial now rescheduled for February, the Daily Caller reported.
Ratray's legal team informed the judge about the unexpected hospitalization, prompting the court to adjust its schedule.
While the specifics of his ailment remain private, a family member revealed that the actor has been discharged from a New York City hospital and is presently recovering at home. The medical professionals attending to him advised a period of rest.
The 47-year-old actor faces charges related to domestic violence following an incident in December 2021.
His former girlfriend, Lisa, accused him of physically assaulting her during an alcohol-fueled altercation.
The allegations include pushing, punching, and applying pressure to her throat and mouth. Ratray was arrested for felony domestic assault and battery by strangulation, along with misdemeanor domestic assault and battery.
After posting a $25,000 bond, he pleaded not guilty during his initial court appearance in February 2022. "Devin had his first court appearance in February 2022, entering a not-guilty plea ... but things have moved slowly since then," according to TMZ.
The recent delay in the trial adds another layer to the legal challenges faced by the "Home Alone" star.
The unfolding situation brings attention to the actor's personal struggles and the legal proceedings surrounding the domestic violence allegations.