In light of his nephew’s suicide, actor and Iowa native Tom Arnold penned a column to The Hollywood Reporter expressing the need for more gun control. His nephew was a 24-year-old National Guard veteran who Arnold wrote was “kicked out” of the Army after he attempted suicide.
There is, however, a slight problem:
Wendy Burkle of Ottumwa was previously married to Arnold’s brother, Mark Arnold. They are parents of the man Arnold wrote about.
She said that the piece was full of false information — including the
claim that her son was kicked out of the Army after a suicide
attempt.“His dad and I would like to let everyone know that we believe
that (Arnold) has embellished the story to make it Hollywood worthy,”
Burkle said. She said she has asked Arnold to stop using her son’s name in his writing.
You're a real piece of work, Arnold. Did you just get carried away, or do you not give a crap about lying if it'll push the message you want?