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Meryl Streep’s nephew ‘charged with assault and strangulation’

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Meryl Streep’s nephew, 31-year-old Charles Harrison Streep, was arrested this week.

The Oscar winner’s relative was allegedly involved in a serious road rage incident that took place in East Hampton, New York, on Monday that left an 18-year-old driver with a serious head trauma requiring emergency surgery, The Independent reported.

After detectives tracked him down, Charles was arrested on Thursday and charged with with felony counts of second-degree assault and second-degree strangulation, the site claimed. He was arraigned and released on $5,000 bail, police stated in a press release.

Family trouble: Meryl Streep’s nephew, 31-year-old Charles Harrison Streep, was arrested this week. Here she is seen in September 2019

He was allegedly involved in a serious road rage incident that took place in East Hampton, New York, on Monday that left an 18-year-old driver with a serious head trauma

The incident was serious as the victim needed emergency surgery after his head was injured.

Charles is the son of Meryl’s brother Dana Streep and his wife Mary.

Meryl is one of the most respected actresses in Hollywood and is best known for her films Sophie’s Choice, Out Of Africa, Heartburn, The Devil Wears Prada and Mama Mia! She has won three Academy Awards. 

Meryl’s representative did not immediately return calls to DailyMail.com. 

The road rage attack allegedly occurred at around 11:30 am on Monday in the parking lot behind a Chase Bank on Main Street in the upscale, sleepy neighborhood of East Hampton on New York’s Long Island, the site claimed.

The East Hampton Village Police shared a press release about the incident.

Where it went down: The road rage attack allegedly occurred at around 11:30 am on Monday in the parking lot behind a Chase Bank on Main Street in the upscale, sleepy neighborhood of East Hampton on New York’s Long Island, the site claimed

It was stated by law enforcement that the victim suffered ‘serious head trauma.’

Neither the attacker nor the victim were named on Monday, but it has now been claimed the attacker is Streep, according to the Independent.

The victim is reportedly an 18-year-old who was driving a Ford sedan at the time of the assault, He is from an area called Springs, according to The Independent. 

The site added description of the violent event. 

According to site, which spoke to Lieutenant Gregory Brown, the teen in the Ford turned into the Circle on Main Street which leads to the parking lot behind the Chase bank.

Streep was reportedly driving an Audi convertible and got out of his car to allegedly attack the teenager.

Family bond: Charles is the son of Meryl’s brother Dana Streep and his wife Mary; here the actress is seen with her brother Dana in 2016 in NYC

All together now: Meryl Streep in 1986 with her brother Dana, sister in law Mary and husband Don Gummer

It was noted that Charles was allegedly charged with ‘second-degree assault and second-degree strangulation’ which means he seems to have not only hit the boy but he also must have tried to strangle him.

The victim at first did not want medical treatment but then he asked for help, it was claimed by Brown, and he went home.

But his condition reportedly grew worse at home and he asked for medical assistance.

He was then taken to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Brown said. ‘By 2:30 p.m., he had been airlifted from Southampton to Stony Brook University Hospital, as he required surgery for the trauma,’ the site reported. 

There were eye witnesses who then called the police when the incident happened, but when the officers arrived, there was no sign of the perpetrator.

Good background: The nephew of Meryl seems to have had an ideal upbringing. He attended New Canaan High School in Connecticut and graduated in 2007

College: Then he went to University of Virginia where he played Lacrosse, according to the school’s website

The police then tracked down Streep believing he was the aggressor, and arrested him on Thursday morning at a house on Pondview Lane in East Hampton, according to the site.

He was then charged with felony counts of second-degree assault and second-degree strangulation. 

Charles was arraigned and released on $5,000 bail, police said.

The nephew of Meryl seems to have had an ideal upbringing.

He attended New Canaan High School in Connecticut and graduated in 2007 then he went to University of Virginia where he played Lacrosse, according to the school’s website.

A lawyer for Charles Streep did not  immediately return calls from DailyMail.com. 

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