Kiddie Porn, Prison & Death — ’Glee’ Curse Continues After Actor's DUI Arrest

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Dec. 27 2018, Published 9:06 p.m. ET

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The cast of Glee continues to battle problems long after the show ended. Click through RadarOnline.coms gallery to find out the latest in a long line of troubling developments.

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In the latest sign of a curse continuing to haunt the show’s cast, Jesse Luken was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving on Christmas Day after police said he hit a curb and got a flat tire.

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Luckily nobody was hurt in the accident. “Jesse refused a breathalyzer test, so a blood sample was taken,” said Dan Suttles with the Glendale Police Department. "Those results are not available yet.” Luken was booked and released from the Glendale City Jail the following day and will be required to appear in court.

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As Radar reported, Mark Salling found himself in dire legal straits and facing prison after he was arrested for possessing kiddie porn. He eventually pleaded guilty to the crime.

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However, Salling committed suicide by hanging at age 35 in early 2018. He was due to be sentenced the month following his death.

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Cory Monteith was found dead at the age of 31 in a Vancouver hotel room in the summer of 2013 — just months after he had completed a stint in rehab.

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An autopsy determined Monteith died from drug toxicity. Heroin, morphine, codeine and alcohol were found in the actor’s system.

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Naya Rivera was arrested for assault after an alleged boozy holiday meltdown in November 2017. The actress’ then-husband, Ryan Dorsey, said she hit him in the head while they were on a walk with their toddler son, Josey Hollis Dorsey. A domestic battery charge against Rivera was dropped months later after Dorsey decided he no longer wanted to prosecute

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Becca Tobin's tragically lost her boyfriend, 35-year-old nightlife entrepreneur Matt Bendik, in 2014. “Thank you for all the love and support,” the star, who played villainess cheerleader Kitty Wilde, told fans at the time. “Matt was the most extraordinary man I knew and he will live in my heart forever.” Bendik died of what is believed to have been a heart attack. Tobin wed entrepreneur Zach Martin two years after.

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After Monteith passed away, his surviving girlfriend, Lea Michele, dated Matthew Paetz, who was linked to an escort site. According to online reports, Paetz had a profile under the name “Christian” on the website Cowboys4Angels, which touts itself as providing “straight male escorts for women” and “male companions for women.” Paetz, according to the site, was billed as a “life coach, dating expert and massage therapist” who commanded up to $350 an hour for his services.

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