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Daniel Baldwin files for divorce, claims violence

Posted July 14, 2011, at 6:08 p.m.
Daniel Baldwin has been granted a restraining order against his wife and filed for divorce, claiming she punched him, threatened him with a knife in front of their children. Joanne Baldwin was arrested Wednesday, July 13, 2011, for violating her parole on a drunken driving conviction. The couple married in July 2007.
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Daniel Baldwin has been granted a restraining order against his wife and filed for divorce, claiming she punched him, threatened him with a knife in front of their children. Joanne Baldwin was arrested Wednesday, July 13, 2011, for violating her parole on a drunken driving conviction. The couple married in July 2007.
U.S. singer Lady Gaga's YouTube account was suspended Thursday, July 14, 2011. The notice read that the suspension was due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube's copyright policy.
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U.S. singer Lady Gaga's YouTube account was suspended Thursday, July 14, 2011. The notice read that the suspension was due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube's copyright policy.

Actor Daniel Baldwin has filed for divorce and been granted a restraining order against his wife, claiming she punched him, threatened him with a knife in front of the couple’s children and made threats of violence and death “too numerous to list.”

Baldwin, 50, said police told him to take his children out of the couple’s house on Sunday, where he said the children witnessed his wife punching him in the face.

Joanne Baldwin, 41, was arrested Wednesday night for violating her parole on a drunken driving conviction.

She has been jailed, and the police chief in Lake Oswego, Ore., the wealthy suburb where the couple has lived since 2010, said she isn’t expected to be released until a hearing Wednesday.

Jail records do not show whether Joanne Baldwin has hired an attorney, and the jail does not permit phone interviews

Don Forman, the interim police chief in Lake Oswego, said Joanne Baldwin surrendered Wednesday in response to a warrant alleging she had violated terms of her probation from an earlier conviction for driving under the influence.

“One of our police staffers called her and strongly suggested that she turn herself in,” Forman said.

She was arraigned Wednesday and is being held until a hearing next week, Forman said. He said he didn’t have details about how she is alleged to have violated her probation.

Lady Gaga’s YouTube account is suspended

Even one of online video’s biggest stars isn’t immune to copyright claims.

Lady Gaga’s YouTube account was suspended Thursday. The notice read that the suspension was due to “multiple or severe violations of YouTube’s copyright policy.”

The Google Inc.-owned YouTube declined to comment. It’s YouTube policy to remove accounts after three copyright violations, though they can be restored after being corrected.

Reports have suggested that the infringing video was a recently uploaded clip of Gaga’s performance on Fuji TV. Messages left with Gaga’s publicist and record label, Interscope, weren’t immediately returned Thursday.

The account, “ladygagaofficial,” is one of two for Gaga. The removed channel is run by Gaga’s camp, while she also has an unaffected Vevo account.

The Vevo account, which has more than 1.6 billion views, generally debuts her music videos. Co-owned by Universal Music Group and Sony Entertainment, Vevo is a music video platform that also distributes videos on YouTube.

The suspension is expected to be temporary.

On Thursday, Gaga’s HBO concert special “Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden” earned five Emmy Award nominations.

 

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