Nicolas Cage's arrest on domestic violence charges April 15 may not be the extent of his problems. Child abuse questions are being raised as well.
The actor may be investigated for child abuse after he reportedly caused minor injury to his five-year-old son AND his wife with his drunken antics.
Cage's wife, Alice Kim, told the police that they were arguing "due to his intoxicated state" and Cage fell while holding their son. According to Alice:
"The fall caused the 5-year-old to suffer a minor abrasion to his left knee."
A witness to the incident told a different version of the story, reportedly having seen "Mr. Cage pull the male child to the ground by his hand."
The report states that a child abuse detective was notified and the police wanted to interview Cage's son, Kal-El, but Kim would not let them.
Yes, the boy's name is Kal-El.
For now, sources say child abuse officials feel no investigation is merited, but that local Child Protective Services may still be contacting Cage.On the night in question, Cage was reportedly "very drunk" on a New Orleans street when a taxi driver allegedly witnessed a loud altercation.
The cabbie reportedly called the police when Cage pushed Alice.
Cage taunted cops into taking him into custody, repeatedly refusing their requests to quietly go home and asking, "Why don't you just arrest me?"
The officers ultimately obliged, charging Cage with disturbing the peace and domestic violence. Alice Kim denied any physical violence occurred.
She said that Cage, who was arguing with her over where they were staying, should not be charged, and insisted that "her husband was not attempting to injure her, but instead he was attempting to get her to follow him."
Reality TV star Dog the Bounty Hunter posted $11,000 bail for Nic.