Home Alone star Devin Ratray was reportedly hospitalized “in critical condition,” leading to a delay in his domestic violence trial. A family member told TMZ Monday that the actor, best known for portraying the older brother of Macaulay Culkin’s character in the iconic Christmas classics, has since been discharged from the hospital.
The source noted that Ratray, 47, is now “back home resting on doctor’s orders.” They did not elaborate on what caused the hospitalization, or when the alleged health scare occurred.
Jury selection for his domestic violence trial was set to begin in Oklahoma today, however the process was pushed back to February. It comes more than two years after Ratray was charged with punching and strangling his girlfriend before warning her that she was going to “die.”
The actor was in Oklahoma City in December 2021 with his girlfriend, whose identity was not revealed to the public. After drinking an entire bottle of wine and taking multiple shots at a steakhouse, he downed at least 10 more shots at a Coyote Ugly bar, per an affidavit obtained by KFOR at the time.
Two fans then approached him asking for an autograph, which caused Ratray to flip out. His girlfriend proceeded to hand the fans two signed autograph cards without asking for money and return to their hotel room at Hyatt Place Oklahoma City. According to the affidavit, he returned to the room after her and pushed her on the bed, holding one hand over her mouth while the other pressed down on her throat.
“This is how you die,” Ratray allegedly said as he choked her.
He also punched her in the face and pushed her into a desk, according to the police report, causing multiple injuries. He was arrested later that month on a warrant for two charges of domestic assault and battery.
He “turned himself in and was processed” before posting $25,000 bail, cops told Fox News at the time. Ratray’s attorney, Scott Adams, told KFOR that the actor denies the allegations.
“Mr. Ratray denies he ever laid a hand on her or did anything in regards to anything like that,” said Adams. He entered a not guilty plea in February 2022.
In other news – Sofia Vergara finally reveals real reason for Joe Manganiello’s split
Sofia Vergara, 51, confessed she split from her “younger husband” Joe Manganiello in a row over having kids. The Modern Family star shocked fans when she and Joe, 47, announced last year that they were separating after seven years of marriage. In a statement, they said it was a “difficult decision” to divorce, but at the time, they refused to comment on the reason behind their surprise split.
In a new interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais, Sofia candidly discussed the breakdown of her marriage to the Magic Mike star, and blamed an ongoing disagreement over having children was the reason they split. “My marriage broke up because my husband was younger; he wanted to have kids and I didn’t want to be an old mom,” she explained. “I feel it’s not fair to the baby. I respect whoever does it, but that’s not for me anymore.” Read More