Who is Haley Joel Osment?
Haley Joel Osment is an American actor, best known for his roles in The Sixth Sense, Artificial Intelligence, and Forest Gump. The majority of Osment’s success was enjoyed during the mid-90’s when he was just a youth. His witty and infectious personality captivated audiences and his grasp for acting was prodigy-like at a very young age. As he got older, his career in film lost momentum—Osment has not landed a role in a feature film in nearly 5 years. During this state of flux, Osment found himself in legal troubles.
Haley Joel Osment Arrest:
On July 20, 2006, former Oscar Winner, Haley Joel Osment was involved in a single-driver car accident, when he struck a brick mailbox and flipped his car while driving near his home. The accident resulted in various injuries, including broker ribs, numerous abrasions, cuts and a fractured right shoulder blade. The accident sent shockwaves through the Hollywood community, as Osment pleaded no contest to one count each of driving under the influence of alcohol and drug possession on October 19, 2006.
For these misdemeanors, Haley Joel Osment was sentenced to three years’ probation, a fine of $1,500, minimum requirements of 26 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings (over a six month period) and a mandatory 60 hour stint in an alcoholic education and rehabilitation program. Following the arrest, Haley Joel Osment was embarrassed and vowed to quit drinking, as well as any sort of drug use. This promise seems to have stuck, for Haley Joel Osment is finding success on Broadway in his mid-20s.
Life after Arrest:
The most difficult part about Haley Joel Osment’s arrest was not the intense media coverage the incident garnered, but the struggles the young actor faced regarding his family. Osment was embarrassed by his arrest and the way his life was turning out; he struggled in coming to terms with letting his family down. Osment; however, credits his loved ones for guiding him through the peaks and valleys of child stardom. Osment is currently enrolled at New York University where he lives a seemingly routine life, save for the fact that the actor is starring in a Broadway play.