Steven Spielberg’s daughter ‘injured her fiancé’s wrist by throwing things at him when they got into an argument after they left Nashville bar’, arrest record says
- Mikaela Spielberg arrested for domestic assault causing bodily harm Saturday
- She got into an argument with her fiancé Chuck Pankow, 47, around 4am
- Authorities said she threw objects at Pankow, injuring his hand and wrist
- She was booked into Hill Detention Center in Nashville at 6:33am, records show
- Someone posted $1,000 bond on Mikaela’s behalf
- Pankow said it was ‘misunderstanding’ and she’s not hurt
- Last week, Mikaela announced she was pursuing career as a porn actress
- Adoptive parents Spielberg and Kate Capshaw were reportedly ’embarrassed’
Steven Spielberg’s adopted 23-year-old daughter became violent with her fiancé and began throwing things at him during an argument, authorities said.
Mikaela was charged with domestic assault causing bodily harm against Chuck Pankow, 47, on Saturday and booked into the Hill Detention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, at 6.33am.
Her arrest was confirmed to DailyMail.com by a spokesperson for the office.
WZTV reports that the incident sparked after Mikaela and Pankow got into an argument after returning from a bar around 4am.
Mikaela Spielberg (left), 23, was arrested by police in Nashville on a domestic violence charge on Saturday morning against her fiancé Chuck Pankow (right), 47, authorities said
Tensions escalated when Pankow made a ‘rude comment’ toward Spielberg, prompting her to get angry and throw objects at him.
Authorities did not disclose what type of objects were allegedly launched at Pankow, but one object struck his hand and left a visible injury.
It resulted in dried blood on his hand, a swollen wrist and marks on the skin. Officers later said the injuries appeared fresh and recent.
Both Mikaela and Pankow admitted the dispute to authorities when they arrived at the scene. It’s unclear who called Nashville police.
Pankow, a 47-year-old professional darts player, says the incident was a ‘misunderstanding’
However, Mikaela reportedly changed her version of the domestic dispute and made conflicting statements, authorities said.
They determined Mikaela was the aggressor in the incident based off of the victim’s statements, his visible injuries and her changing statements.
Pankow refused to prosecute Pankow of the alleged domestic assault, but authorities are prosecuting on her behalf.
Chuck Pankow previously told Fox News that the incident was a ‘misunderstanding’.
Mikaela Spielberg is the adopted daughter of director Steven Spielberg and his wife, Kate Capshaw. Mikaela and her father are pictured in 2009
‘No one is hurt,’ Pankow, a professional dart player, said.
After her arrest, someone posted a $1,000 bond on Spielberg’s behalf. She is scheduled to be released after her mandatory 12-hour hold expires.
Mikaela revealed last week that she was embarking on a new career as a porn star.
Sources told The Sun that while her famous director father and his wife, actress Kate Capshaw, support their child, they are also ’embarrassed’ about her decision to pursue work in the world of adult films.
‘Outwardly, Steven and Kate – who are the most evolved parents in the world and love their kids beyond all measure – have always been supportive of Mikaela and try to understand her,’ a family friend told the publication.
‘Obviously, though, they’re embarrassed by her sudden public admission of entry into the sex worker world.’
Her arrest comes a week after she revealed that she was embarking on a new career as a porn star
In a new interview, the Nashville-based adult film star, who was adopted as a baby by Spielberg, 73, and his wife Kate Capshaw, 66, revealed that she only recently told her parents about her new line of work, but said that they have been very supportive of her career choice.
‘My safety has always been a number one priority for them,’ she told The Sun, while revealing that she broke the news to them via FaceTime over the weekend.
‘I’m doing this, not out of an urge to hurt anybody or be spiteful about it, I’m doing this because I want to honor my body in a way that’s lucrative.’
Describing herself as a ‘sexual creature’, Mikaela went on to explain that she was eager to find a way to ‘capitalize on her body’, having grown frustrated with working in a more traditional job that ‘wasn’t satisfying her soul’.
She also shared that her new career has given her a feeling of empowerment and confidence that she never thought she’d be able to have, with the budding stripper revealing that she suffered abuse at the hand of ‘predators’ as a child, which later sparked a series of mental health issues.
Over the past few years, Mikaela has struggled with anorexia, borderline personality disorder, and alcoholism, all of which she says are the result of childhood sexual abuse.
However, she notes that her abusers were not a part of her family, or her parents’ inner circle of friends.
Mikaela explained that the work she is now doing in the porn industry makes her feel ‘good’ because she is able to ‘satisfy’ others without being ‘violated’.
Thus far, Mikaela has only worked on solo videos, which she self-produced and then published on popular free porn website PornHub.
However, she has since removed her clips because she wants to obtain her Tennessee adult entertainment permit before sharing any more content.
And while she says she is open to trying ‘fetish work’, Mikaela insists that she will not have sex with another person on camera out of respect for her fiance Chuck, who she describes as being 100% supportive of her career.
While Chuck is supportive now, she admits that he took some time to get to grips with her adult film work, something that she says was due in part to his Southern background, noting that there is ‘still so much shame around it’ in the South.
Cash: Her goal now is to make enough in the industry so she’s ‘not tied down financially by things’
Confidence: Mikaela says that working in porn has made her more confident about her body, and helped her to see her large natural breasts as an asset, not something to be ashamed of
‘The reason I don’t want to do anything outside of solo stuff is because I feel like it would be a violation of my boundaries and my relationship with my significant other,’ she said, adding that she thinks she would be ‘great at fetish work’.
Mikaela’s porn videos thus far have focused primarily on her naturally large breasts, which she refers to as her ‘moneymaker’ – and which she admits she never felt proud of until trying porn for the first time.
‘Honestly I have hated my chest for so long but I’ve finally learned to embrace it. That was one of the things when I uploaded these first couple of videos, I realized, ‘This is the moneymaker’ – my large chest,’ she said.
Her videos have featured titles like ‘I give my huge natural breasts some love and care with rose tea oil’, and ‘Huge breasted woman pleasures herself in calm environment’.
Although Mikaela has since removed her videos from PornHub, she says that she had already amassed quite a dedicated following of fans, who ‘said cool things’ about her body and her work, something that she described as ‘nice and refreshing.’
‘People can often say really upsetting things about a black woman’s body sometimes,’ she added.
But while her clips have been well received on PornHub, Mikaela has faced backlash from within her social circle in Tennessee, blaming any ‘resentment’ on the fact ‘the environment we live in right now’.
She also insists that her choice to go into porn is not about ‘hit[ting] bottom,’ but rather about owning her sexuality – and making money.
Her goal now is to make enough in the industry so she’s ‘not tied down financially by things.’
‘I can’t stay dependent on my parents or even the state for that matter — not that there’s anything wrong with that — it just doesn’t feel comfortable for me,’ she said.
Forbes has estimated that her father’s net worth is somewhere between $3.7billion and $6.08billion.
Rules: The budding stripper has applied for a Tennessee adult entertainment permit, and says that she wants to secure a job in a strip club
Family: Mikaela noted that she and her dad were close, describing him as an ‘angel’ who loves that she knows her own mind
Independence: She noted that one of the main reasons she wanted to find a lucrative job was so that she can earn her own money and not rely on her parents to support her lifestyle
In his illustrious Hollywood career, he’s directed and produced more than 100 feature films, including Jaws, ET, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, The Goonies, Indiana Jones, Hook, Catch Me if You Can, and The Post.
And Mikaela thinks that both of her ‘amazing parents’ will approve of her path ‘once they see how far I’ve come.’
‘They’re going to look at this and go, ‘Wow, we actually raised are really self-assured, young lady,” she said.
Mikaela didn’t mention what her siblings thought of her chosen career. The porn star has three brothers and three sisters.
Her oldest sister, Jessica Capshaw, 43, was her mom Kate’s daughter with ex-husband Robert Capshaw, and is now a famous actress in her own right.
There’s also brother Max, 33, sister Sasha, 29, brother Sawyer, 27, sister Destry, 23, and brother Theo, 31, who was also adopted.
But while quite a few of her siblings popped up in their dad’s films over the years, Mikaela seems to have shied away from the spotlight until now.
Announcement: The adult film star first shared the news about her career change on Instagram in a since-deleted post
Family: Mikaela (pictured left with her dad and sister Destry, and right with her mom and Destry) revealed that she told her parents about her career on FaceTime this past weekend
She said that as a child she was ‘spoiled, but responsibly’ and her parents raised her to understand the value of hard work, human dignity, and how poverty impacts the world.
Mikaela noted that she and her dad were close, describing him as an ‘angel’ who loves that she knows her own mind.
They liked to play computer games together and have ‘dorky’ conversations, in which her dad would ‘nurture’ her creativity and identity.
But she started to develop issues as she got older, attributing her problems to abuse she suffered from someone outside the family.
By 11, she had started drinking to cope with her trauma, and as a teenager she was sent to a boarding school for troubled teens.
But rather than help get her in line, it worsened her anxiety, depression, self-hatred, and attachment issues. It was there that she developed an eating disorder
She continued to drink for years, and at age 21 was drinking every day. She admits she ‘almost died a couple times.’
Still, she said unequivocally that it wasn’t her parents’ fault, and they ‘couldn’t have known’ what she was dealing with.
‘I’ve had my fights and struggles with them, but it’s only out of fear that people sometimes care incorrectly because they want you to be alive and safe,’ she said.
‘They are some of the least spiteful people I know. I love them so deeply.’
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