Family Ties actor arrested for assaulting girlfriend

Former child actor Brian Bonsall was arrested on Wednesday on charges of second-degree assault against his girlfriend and false imprisonment. Bonsall, who played Andy Keaton on Family Ties, is being held in a Colarado jail after his girlfriend told police he had poured an alcoholic drink on her face as she slept, put her in a chokehold and threw her onto a bed. Bonsall told police he was acting in self-defense, claiming his girlfriend had cut his arm and face with a steak knife - which his girlfriend denied.