Frankie Muniz Allegedly Punched Girlfriend, Put Gun to His Own Head

Truth rating: 10

By Daniel Gates

Frankie Muniz

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Frankie Muniz allegedly punched his girlfriend Elycia Turnbow (also known as Elycia Marie) and threatened to commit suicide. The “Malcolm in the Middle” star and Turnbow had a fight about “prior relationships” in their Arizona home last Friday night, according to a police report.

Turnbow told officers that Muniz “grabbed a gun and held it to his head, possibly with the intent of committing suicide.” Muniz claims that in the course of the argument, he “fell and hit his head,” leading to a hospital visit, and insists that he never threatened suicide. According to Turnbow’s version of events in the police report, at one point after returning from the hospital, Muniz “punched her in the back of the head, and threw her into a wall while in the downstairs bedroom.” Muniz denies attacking her. Although the actor claims the gun was unloaded, police noted in their report that the firearm had bullets in the magazine.

The police report also made clear that there were no visible injuries to either party or property damage. It’s worth noting that Muniz was the one to call the police, and that, according to the report, he was “scared that this was getting out of control.” Authorities warned both parties they could be charged with disorderly conduct, and said that another call to that address would result in arrests. Three days after the incident, Muniz tweeted, “The table all set for Valentine’s Day dinner…I love @elyciamarie,” along with a picture of the romantic scene.

UPDATE: A rep for Muniz just released a statement saying, “A gun played no part in the argument,” and “He was not suicidal” and Turnbow “was not assaulted.” The rep added that the couple is “moving forward with their lives and with their relationship.”

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