Blake Jenner avoids jail time by entering a no-contest plea to latest DUI charge after being replaced in musical Merrily We Roll Along
Blake Jenner has pleaded no contest to Driving Under the Influence in a deal that will keep him out of jail.
The actor, 30, was arrested in July in Burbank, California after police said he drove through a red light and failed a sobriety test.
This was not the Miami native’s first run-in with the law.
No jail: Blake Jenner has pleaded no contest to Driving Under the Influence in a deal that will keep him out of jail. The actor, 30, was arrested in July in Burbank, California after police said he drove through a red light and failed a sobriety test (Pictured in Los Angeles in August 2022)
The Paradise City star was arrested in 2014 on another DUI charge, but evaded time behind bars by entering a reckless driving plea.
In 2015, Blake was picked on charges of driving without proof of insurance and driving with a suspended driver’s license. The What/If actor was let off after entering a no contest plea to driving without a valid driver’s license.
The former Glee actor’s legal troubles will be included in the upcoming documentary series, The Price of Glee, debuting Monday in Discovery+, which will look at his legal problems in addition to allegations of domestic abuse leveled by his ex-wife, Melissa Benoist, 34.
Plea deals: The Paradise City star has evaded jail time twice before after pleading guilty to reckless driving after a DUI arrest in 2014 and for driving without a valid driver’s license in 2015 (Pictured in New York in November 2021)
The couple were married from 2015–2017, and divorced citing ‘irreconcilable differences.’
In 2019, the Supergirl star spoke about experiencing domestic abuse, without naming the perpetrator. The actress later confirmed she was referring her her then-husband in 2020.
After those allegations, The Edge of Seventeen actor confessed he had ’emotionally, mentally and yes, physically’ harmed his former spouse.
Documentary: The former Glee actor’s legal troubles will be included in the upcoming documentary series, The Price of Glee
Domestic abuse: In 2019, Blakes’ ex-wife Melissa Benoist, 34, spoke about experiencing domestic abuse, and later confirmed she was referring to Blake. He confessed to the allegations, but accused her of abuse as well (Pictured in Beverly Hills in June 2015)
‘There are many things that I wish I could have done differently; and while I wish it did not take the pain that was suffered throughout the course of our relationship, I will never regress to making the same mistakes ever again.’ he admitted.
The Billy Boy actor accused his ex of abuse as well. It was the domestic abuse allegations that may have lead to Blake being replaced by Paul Mescal in musical Merrily We Roll Along, which is set to be filmed over a 20 year period.
Melissa did not respond to those allegations. The CW star her Supergirl co-star, Chris Wood, 34, in 2019 and the couple welcomed their first child, Huxley, in 2020.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for confidential support.
For help with alcohol and substance abuse call the National Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Information Center 1-800-784-6776.
New life: Melissa did not respond to Blake’s allegations that she too was abusive in their marriage. The CW star her Supergirl co-star, Chris Wood, 34, in 2019 and the couple welcomed their first child, Huxley, in 2020
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