The 100 star charged with domestic violence

The 100 star Marie Avgeropoulos has been charged with misdemeanour domestic violence following her recent arrest.

The 32-year-old actress, who plays Octa Blake in The CW series, was taken into custody in early August and later released on $50,000 bail after an altercation with her boyfriend.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced the charge today (September 17) and said that if she is convicted, she could face up to 364 days in county jail.

The DA report also states that Avgeropoulos and her boyfriend were arguing in a car while on the freeway, and she is accused of striking him multiple times on the head, neck and arms ( TheWrap).

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The case remains under investigation. Meanwhile, Digital Spy has reached out to representatives of the actress for comment.

Avgeropoulos has starred in post-apocalyptic drama The 100 since 2014, playing Octa Blake.

Prior to joining The 100, Avgeropoulos had her big breakthrough to mainstream success with guest appearances in The CW shows Supernatural, Cult and the reboot of 90210, and was a recurring character on MTV's American remake of E4 sitcom The Inbetweeners.

The 100 airs on The CW in the US. E4 airs the show in the UK. A sixth season is set to air at some point in 2019.


Readers who are affected by the issues raised in this story are encouraged to contact Refuge (www.refuge.org.uk) or Women's Aid (www.womensaid.org.uk). Both charities run the 24-hour, freephone National Domestic Violence Helpline, 0808 2000 247. The US National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).