Monday, April 22, 2024

Aron Ralston, Hiker Who Cut off Arm in “127 Hours,” Arrested in Denver


Aron Ralston, the hiker whose story was told in the Danny Boyle movie “127 Hours,” was arrested in Denver last night. So was the woman whose house he was in, a Vita Shannon. They were each arrested on one count of domestic disturbance and “wrongs to minors.” Shannon is not Ralston’s wife, Jessica Trusty, whom he married in 2007. They have a four year old son.

Ralston became famous after being trapped in the Utah canyons and cutting off his arm to save his life. James Franco played him in the movie. There’s an arraignment today at 1pm in Denver. What a nasty update on one of the “real life” people who become Hollywood sensations for a few minutes, get a lot of crazy attention from the media, and then have trouble returning to regular life.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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