Amanda Brumfield, Daughter Of Billy Bob Thornton, Arrested
Amanda Brumfield, the twenty-nine year old daughter of American actor Billy Bob Thornton, has been arrested in Florida on Friday. She is facing charges of neglect that has led to the death of an infant whom she was babysitting in October of last year. Brumfield did not call 911 until almost two hours after the child fell. The child sustained head trauma and later died of her injuries.
Amanda Brumfield, the oldest daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton, has been arrested in Florida on charges of child neglect resulting in the death of an infant she was babysitting.
Brumfield, 29, was allegedly babysitting a 1-year-old on October 3, 2008 when the child died after falling from a playpen.
According to authorities, the call for help didn’t come until two and a half hours after the original fall. An autopsy determined the child suffered a fractured skull and a subdural hematoma due to blunt trauma.
Thornton’s publicist, Arnold Robinson, said the actor is estranged from his daughter “and has had no contact with her for quite some time.”
Billy Bob Thornton gained notoriety in Canada and throughout the world when on April 8, 2009 he had a major freak out on the CBC Radio One Show Q when he and his band The Boxmasters were interviewed by Canadian host Jian Ghomeshi. Throughout the interview, Thornton appeared confused and refused to answer Ghomeshi's questions directly. He than also refused to participate in a live, in-studio band performance.