Nicolas Cage‘s son, Weston Cage, was reportedly arrested and charged for assaulting his mother, Christina Fulton, back in April during a mental health crisis.

Fulton has since denied the claims of physical violence to the public, saying she only tried to help her son during his “mental health breakdown.”

Weston has previously been arrested for a DUI and hit-and-run and also charged for domestic violence against ex-wife Nikki Williams.

Nicolas Cage’s son suffered from mental health issues for years, which has led to multiple violent incidents.

Weston Cage Was Arrested For Assaulting His Mother

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Weston was arrested on assault charges against his mother, Fulton. On Wednesday, the LAPD announced that the 33-year-old was booked for assault with a deadly weapon.

The charges come weeks after he and Fulton had an altercation, and she was spotted with bruises and injuries on her face.

Weston was released from jail on a $150,000 bail, and according to The U.S. Sun, his famous father, Nicolas, bailed him out.

A source close to the Cage family spoke to the publication about the incident and charges. They said, “The family knew this was going to happen, but needless to say, it is a very big shock.”

The altercation between Weston and Fulton happened in April when a verbal argument between mother and son allegedly turned physical.

By the time police arrived at the scene, Weston had disappeared, and Fulton refused to be taken to the hospital for a medical check.

Christina Fulton Defends Her Son’s Actions

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Fulton was allegedly trying to console Weston when the incident happened as he was battling with some emotional issues.

She also released a statement on the incident, in which she denied claims that they got into a physical argument and asked the public for privacy.

However, the “Snake Eyes” actress was spotted with a black eye and fading bruises all over her face, which raised eyebrows.

In her statement, she said, “Weston and I had no argument prior to the incident. On Sunday April 28, I was reached out to by several of Weston’s best friends for assistance because they were experiencing Weston in a mental-health crisis. Upon my arrival, I was met by my son who clearly was in a state of a mental health breakdown, which in turn became a horrific experience.”

Fulton further explained that she loves Weston and only wants to help him as he works on his mental health.

She added, “I have always supported helping my son with mental-health struggles. I am doing all I can to get him the continued support he needs.”

Weston Cage Was Previously Arrested For A DUI And A Hit-And-Run

Weston Coppola Cage at Runnning With the Devil Premiere

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Weston is no stranger to conflict with the law, as he was arrested in 2017 for a DUI and a hit-and-run.

According to the police, Weston used his car to hit many parked cars, road signs, and mailboxes before driving the vehicle into a tree. After first responders rushed him to the hospital, he was charged with DUI and later released on a $30,000 bail.

About six years prior, Weston also faced charges of domestic violence after a physical dispute with ex-wife Nikki Williams.

According to TMZ, Williams allegedly used a broken bottle to cut Weston on the arm, punched him severally, and threatened to throw herself off the balcony.

Shortly after the incident, Weston was released from jail on $50,000 bail and then took to Facebook to declare his unending love for his wife. He blamed the whole situation on a “huge misunderstanding” that only happened because they’d both taken alcohol.

Weston Cage Struggles With Mental Health Issues

Nicolas Cage's Son, Weston, Allegedly Beat Up His Mother And Left Her With A Black Eye

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Weston has suffered from mental health issues severally in the past. In 2011, the son of the “Ghost Rider” actor was hospitalized and put on a psychiatric hold after he had a violent incident in Los Angeles.

At the time, Fulton spoke to Inside Edition and blamed Weston’s problems on Nicolas.

She said: “Nicolas Cage has damaged and interfered and done something absolutely horrific, and I need to just go get my son.”

“I am the one that raised Weston. I am the one that took care of Weston. His dad was very busy out working as an actor,” Fulton added.

Christina Fulton And Her Son Sued His Ex-Wife

Hila Cage Coppola and Weston Cage Coppola at "Adrift" World Premiere

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Last November, Weston and his mother sued his ex-wife, Hila Arounian, alleging embezzlement of $100,000, a smear campaign against them, and a “fraudulent restraining order” that prevented Fulton from seeing her granddaughters, twin girls, Venice and Cypress.

The lawsuit filing obtained by Page Six read: “This type of character assassination is part of a disturbing pattern of behavior in which Ms. Arounian levies false, malicious allegations against people as a means of coercion and manipulation.”

Fulton also accused Arounian of manipulating Weston into filing a restraining order in 2020 as neither she nor her ex-husband, Nicolas,  had met their twin granddaughters, now four.

At the time, the actress expressed sadness over the situation, stating: “It is devastating not to see these kids. Nicolas and I haven’t been able to meet our two beautiful little granddaughters at all since they were born. We’re in a quiet, horrible nightmare. It’s insane, painful, hurtful, devastating.”