You don’t have to look much farther than Marky Mark’s Wikipedia page to know that he did some vile shit before he hooked up with the Funky Bunch and stripped down to his underwear. Mahky Mahk attacked two Vietnamese men on the same day in Boston when he was 16. He ended up being charged with assault and served 45 days. Two years ago, Mark tried to get a pardon for those heinous acts he committed. He must have been too busy teaching Donnie Wahlberg how to flip the Wahlburgers properly, because he forgot about that pardon. And now it’s been dropped.
E! News says that a Massachusetts Parole Board spokesperson announced yesterday that Marky never responded to a letter they sent him asking if he still wanted to keep that pardon request open. Since they never got a response, they closed it. Marky doesn’t care that his pardon has been dropped, because he claims he never really wanted it in the first place. When asked about his pardon request by a reporter at TIFF earlier this week, Marky said this:
“It was one of those things where it was just kind of presented to me, and if I could’ve done it over again I would never have focused on that or applied. I didn’t need that, I spent 28 years righting the wrong. I didn’t need a piece of paper to acknowledge it. I was kind of pushed into doing it, I certainly didn’t need to or want to relive that stuff over again.”
One of his victims, Johnny Trinh, has admitted to forgiving Teenage Mark’s abusive ass a long time ago.
Marky Mark’s pardon request was filled with boo-hoos about how he’s worked so hard to turn his life around. And it seemed like he had a decent chance to get that pardon. So I have no idea why he didn’t just write them back and tell them he’s still interested. Maybe a Parole Board insider told him there was too big a contradiction in his request to ever get approved for a pardon. “You claim you’ve worked hard to contribute good things to society, but what about Entourage, Mark? What about Entourage.”
Here’s more of the unpardoned Mark Wahlberg working some Wella Balsam realness while promoting Deepwater Horizon at TIFF earlier this week.