Mark Salling Dead during 35: A Timeline of a 'Glee' Star's Struggles and Legal Issues

Mark Salling has died at age 35, ET can confirm.

In a final dual years of a former Glee actor’s life, heading adult to his genocide on Tuesday of an apparent self-murder nearby his Sunland, California, home, he was only frequency seen his open as he faced justice proceedings for a December 2015 detain for possession of child pornography, that Salling eventually pleaded guilty to in December 2017.

“I can endorse that Mark Salling upheld divided early this morning,” a actor’s profession told ET in a statement. “Mark was a peaceful and amatory person, a chairman of good creativity, who was doing his best to atone for some critical mistakes and errors of judgment.  He is survived by his mom and father, and his brother.  The Salling family appreciates a support they have been receiving and asks for their remoteness to be respected.”

Salling’s authorised troubles pre-date his child publishing arrest, dating behind to a 2013 complaint by a late actor’s ex-girlfriend of passionate battery from an purported 2011 incident. Salling denied a claim and a box was after settled, though after his 2016 indictment, Salling was cut from his would-be final project, Gods and Secrets.

Here is a timeline of Salling’s arise on Glee and downward spiral: 

May 19, 2009: Glee premieres.

Glee premiered on Fox and really fast became a phenomenon, branch a immature cast, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Naya Rivera, Amber Riley, Kevin McHale and Salling into open figures.

Jan. 28, 2013: Salling sued by ex-girlfriend for purported passionate battery.

Salling was sued by his ex-girlfriend, Roxanne Gorzela, who purported that passionate battery, attack and battery, and conscious detriment of romantic trouble occurred while a dual were dating.

The specific occurrence Gorzela purported in her lawsuit occurred on Mar 25, 2011, a same day a military news was filed. Gorzela purported that Salling had defenceless sex with her after she privately told him to use a condom, serve claiming that when she confronted Salling about his actions, he allegedly pushed her to a building causing injuries to her conduct and knees.

Salling denied a claims of a lawsuit by his rep, who pronounced in a statement, “There is no law to this. It’s a text box of a discontented lady looking to money in on a TV star’s success. We spin a rest over to Mark’s attorneys and have no serve comment.”

Salling also tweeted after a lawsuit, writing, “I always have and always will conclude your support. Terror and danger are things I’ll never allow to. Love y’all so much.”

Nov. 24, 2014: Salling opens adult about a final deteriorate of Glee after Cory Monteith’s death.

Monteith died of a drug and ethanol overdose in Jul of 2013. The genocide rocked a cast, and Salling reflected on Monteith’s life brazen of a show’s final season.

“Cory Monteith was a good personality as a impression and chairman in genuine life,” he told People. “It’s a big, apparent hole. we still consider about him all a time.”

“I don’t consider there will be any closure. Not yet,” he added.

March 2015: Salling settles passionate battery lawsuit.

Nearly dual years after a lawsuit, Salling and Gorzela settled. Per a terms of a settlement, Salling concluded to compensate $2.7 million to his former girlfriend.

Dec. 29, 2015: Salling arrested for possession of child pornography.

A Los Angeles Police Dept. orator reliable to ET that Salling was booked during a Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles, with bail set during $20,000. He was after expelled after posting bail. Police pronounced that after receiving a tip from a “concerned person,” they found images of child publishing during Salling’s home.

At a time, Salling was set to seem in a mini-series Gods and Secrets. A day after his arrest, executive Adi Shankar told ET in a matter that he would mislay a actor from a plan if a “allegations are true.”

“Today we was done wakeful of a critical allegations opposite Salling as a outcome of countless media outlets hounding me as to either he would sojourn in Gods and Secrets,” Shankar said. “I won’t feed a flourishing pitchfork culture. I’m going to wait for all a contribution to arrive and if in fact these allegations are true, we will immediately take movement that includes stealing his scenes from a project.”

May 27, 2016: Salling indicted.

The actor was indicted on dual depends of possessing child pornography. Court papers performed by ET purported that he intentionally hexed child publishing on his laptop computer, a tough expostulate and 16 gigabyte USB peep drive.

The initial count purported that on Dec. 26, 2015, Salling perceived an picture and video depicting child pornography. The second alleges that Salling hexed dual videos involving immature girls only 3 days later.

“Those who download and possess child publishing emanate a marketplace that causes some-more children to be harmed,” U.S. Attorney Eileen M. Decker pronounced in a statement. “Young victims are spoiled each time an picture is generated, each time it is distributed, and each time it is viewed.”

May 31, 2016: Salling dismissed from Gods and Secrets.

As promised, Shankar removed Salling from his mini-series, and serve committed to present a apportionment of a film’s profits 

Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets will be relocating brazen but Mark Salling,” Shankar’s matter read. “He has been cut from a mini-series, we will privately be profitable for a reshoots, and we wish that Mark finds middle peace.”

“A commission of increase from a plan will go to a gift for abused children,” he continued. “Hopefully some good will come of all of this and we urge that when a dirt has settled, a hyper-connectivity of a information age that has brought to light a transgressions of several open figures, will also force us to demeanour within a multitude to brand and discharge a base means of a rape enlightenment we exist in.”

June 3, 2016: Salling pleads not guilty to child publishing charges.

Salling pleaded not guilty during his prosecution on dual child publishing charges. The box was reserved to a sovereign decider and is scheduled for conference on Jul 12. Salling was afterwards expelled on $150,000 bond and compulsory to wear an ankle bracelet for monitoring. He was also systematic to stay 100 feet divided from schools, playgrounds and arcades, as good as equivocate any hit with a internet, drugs or children.

Sept. 2016: Salling’s ex, Naya Rivera, writes in her memoir that she was “not surprised” by his child publishing charges.

Rivera, who co-starred with Salling on Glee, explained to ET because she wrote that she was “not surprised” by a allegations opposite her ex, in her book, Sorry Not Sorry.

“He was always only a really dim essence to me,” Rivera explained. “I always felt like there was something that he was wrestling with.”

Oct. 28, 2016: Salling is indicted of raping a 22-year-old woman in 2012.

In late October, it was reported that a lady had filed a military news in April, alleging that Salling had raped her in 2012, when she was 22 years old.

However, in justice papers performed by The Huffington Post, a Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office declined to prosecute a case, citing that too most time had upheld given a purported occurrence occurred.

“I privately interviewed a victim,” Deputy District Attorney Emily T. Spear wrote in her evaluation. “She seemed really romantic over a mishap inflicted on her and presents as a convincing and accurate historian of a events surrounding a rape. However, given a check in stating a crime, suspect’s apparent rejection of a rape in victim’s stratagem to call him and miss of other corroboration, there is deficient evidence, during this time, to record this case.”

Sept. 2017: Salling’s conference starts before actor agrees to beg guilty.

The actor’s conference got underway in a U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Sept. 12. Weeks later, on Sept. 30, Salling pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, and would have to register as a sex offender and enter a diagnosis program, as good as face 4 to seven years in prison, to be dynamic during a after sentencing trial.

Dec. 19, 2017: Salling’s guilty defence formalized, faces 4 to seven years in prison.

Salling’s guilty defence was formalized toward a finish of final year, with sentencing set for Mar 7, 2018.

Per a terms of a agreement performed by ET, Salling could serve four to 7 years behind bars followed by adult to 20 years of supervised release with conditions motionless by a court. If, for some reason, the decider imposed a judgment outward a concluded on range, both parties concluded to a choice of pulling out of a defence deal.

Jan. 30, 2018: Salling found passed of apparent suicide.

Salling eventually never done it to his sentencing hearing. Salling’s attorney, Michael Proctor, confirmed a actor’s death to ET in a matter printed during a tip of this article. 

A open information officer with a LAPD told ET that they conducted a genocide review during 8:50 on Tuesday morning during a 11900th retard of Big Tujunga Canyon Road, after a missing persons news was filed on Salling during a Foothills LAPD station at 3 a.m. 

ET can can endorse that a black 2007 Infinity parked during a stage belonged to Salling. As formerly mentioned, a genocide has been reported as an apparent suicide.

Watch a video next for some-more on Salling’s death.

If we or someone we know needs help, greatfully call a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline during 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


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