Mark Wahlberg Asks State of Massachusetts for Pardon in Old Assault Case

Back in 1988, actor Mark Wahlberg was convicted for assault after attacking two Vietnamese men with a large wooden stick, as well as drug possession. He served a short sentence, and now Wahlberg wants the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to clear his criminal record.

Wahlberg shouted some racist language at his victims, one of whom was left blind in one eye. He pled guilty at the time and was in prison for 45 days.

Wahlberg filed an application with the Massachusetts Board of Pardons this week with this impassioned statement:

I am deeply sorry for the actions that I took on the night of April 8, 1988, as well as for any lasting damage that I may have caused the victims. Since that time, I have dedicated myself to becoming a better person and citizen so that I can be a role model to my children and others.

Wahlberg also said he’d like the opportunity to work with the police in helping at-risk youths.

Watch NECN’s report below:

[image via Rene Teichmann/Shutterstock]

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