Mark Salling, who played Puck on Glee, plead guilty to child porn charges last year, and he was headed for sentencing in March. But today, TMZ reports that his body was found near a riverbed in Sunland, CA. TMZ has been told (by police sources, I’m guessing) that he hung himself. He was 35.
Mark was was arrested on child porn charges in 2015 after the LAPD found over 50,000 dark-sided pictures from hell of little children on his computer at his home in Sunland. The LAPD got the tip from one of Mark’s ex-girlfriends who said he showed her child porn pictures. After getting that tip, the LAPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force got a warrant to search his house. Late last year, Mark, who has also been accused of rape, took a plea deal and his sentencing was set for March 7. He was expected to get 4 to 7 years in the clink and 20 years of supervised release. He also would’ve had to register as a sex offender. His family confirmed his death to The Blast.
TMZ claims that Mark attempted suicide last August.
Mark is the second regular Glee cast member to die. Cory Monteith died in 2013. On top of Puck being a pedophile, Santana has been accused of being a husband beater. As Lifetime fast-tracks their inevitable unauthorized behind-the-scenes Glee movie, I’m bracing myself for any disturbing news involving my favorite Glee cast members, which I’m not going to name, because I don’t want to put that out in the universe.
Just like that, the performance of “Gangnam Style” is officially no longer the worst thing to ever come out of Glee.
UsWeekly says that earlier today, 35-year-old Mark Salling, formerly Puck from Glee/currently a major creep, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography of a prepubescent minor.
Mark Salling, aka Puck from Glee, joined the Club of Famous Creeps a little over five months ago when he was arrested for possession of child pornography. The last time a Famous Creep was caught being a fucking creep, it was Subway Jared, and he was thrown into the system faster than a cold cut combo into a hungry mouth. The evidence against Puck from Glee was only a little less stomach-churning than that against Subway Jared, which I guess is why it took five months to get the ball rolling on this situation. But now that it’s in motion, things for Puck don’t look so good.
TMZ, UsWeekly, Entertainment Tonight, and just about everyone else is reporting that Mark Salling has surrendered to federal authorities earlier today. Mark was indicted on two counts of child pornography last week, and was scheduled to appear in court this afternoon for his arraignment. According to a report, prosecutors think Puck is a flight risk and have recommended that he remain in custody. They also think that there’s a chance he won’t show up for any more hearings if he’s granted bail. Well, it’s not as if he’ll be missing any work if he’s kept in custody. You know, since being indicted for child porn got his ass fired from his most recent acting gig.
I have no idea what this means for Puck. Maybe he’s going to jail? Maybe there will be a trial? Maybe he’ll plead guilty for a reduced sentence? Who knows. All I know is that Mark Salling probably won’t be getting any more calls from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk unless they begin work on an anthology series for FX called American Annoying Story: The People vs. The Cast of Glee. And even then, it will only be a call to let him know his character has been cut due to the audience feeling super gross every time his name is mentioned.
UPDATE: According to People and TMZ, Mark plead “not guilty” to two counts of child pornography possession this afternoon. A judge has ordered he stay at least 100 yards away from schools, parks – basically anywhere a kid might be. He’s also not allowed to be around minors, has to wear an ankle bracelet, and can only use the internet with special permission. His bail was set at $150,000, $100,000 of which was posted by himself (a friend covered the rest).
Here’s Mark Salling at the bank getting his bail money ready yesterday.
Here’s a whole ten tons of gross for a Tuesday, and no, I’m not referring to the cloud of sleazy douche stank that’s wafting off that picture above. According to Crime Watch Daily (via Extra), Mark Salling – aka Puck from Glee – was arrested this morning by the LAPD for possession of child pornography. Feel free to run to the bathroom and start your Silkwood shower now.
Sources say that the LAPD Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Unit served Puck with a search warrant at his home early this morning. TMZ says the police were tipped off by an ex-girlfriend. Obviously shit wasn’t good when they got inside, because he was arrested shortly after. Extra says the alleged newest member of the Famous Sick Fucks club (current acting president: Subway Jared) is currently being transported to jail, where he’ll be booked and things might get messier.
This isn’t Mark Salling’s first time calling his lawyer and asking to clear some space in their day planner. Almost three years ago, Mark was sued by his ex-girlfriend for allegedly forcing her to have sex without a condom and getting violent with her. Except this is the first time his lawyer can play the “I don’t know him” card in the event they want to pass their client (and this whole alleged possession of child porn business) off to someone else. And it’s not exactly like they’d be lying; hearing the words “I don’t know him” in the same sentence as “Puck from Glee” is probably a pretty common occurrence in 2015.