Mark Salling Spotted for the First Time Since Arrest for Possession of Child Pornography

by Antoinette Bueno 5:35 PM PST, January 02, 2015
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Mark Salling has been spotted for the first time since he was arrested last Tuesday and charged with felony possession of child pornography.

The 33-year-old Glee actor was seen at a T-Mobile store in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Dec. 30, going casual in a black T-shirt and black Nike basketball shorts. He also donned black sunglasses and a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball cap.

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Salling appeared "very somber" and got in his car quickly after purchasing a phone, an eyewitness tells ET of the outing. The actor was also holding onto bail bond paperwork forms, the eyewitness adds.

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Just a day earlier on Dec. 29, Salling was booked at the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles, with bail set at $20,000. He was later released after posting bail. The Los Angeles Police said that after receiving a tip from a "concerned person," they found images of child pornography at Salling's home in the Shadow Hills area of Los Angeles.

And now more reported details are coming out in the January 2013 lawsuit Salling settled with his ex-girlfriend, Roxanne Gorzela, in March. Gorzela alleged in a lawsuit that sexual battery, assault and battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress occurred while the two were dating. Specifically, she claimed that Salling engaged in unprotected sex with her when she expressly communicated to him that he wear a condom while they were intimate.

The New York Daily News now reports that according to court paperwork, Salling said Gorzela had no right to file her lawsuit in January 2013 because she was equally negligent when he engaged in unprotected sex with her in March 2011.

"[Gorzela] voluntarily placed herself in a position of danger and exposure to such injuries and damages, if any," he argued in an April 2013 court filing. "Plaintiff did not exercise ordinary care on her own behalf," the filing by his lawyer said.

Gorzela and Salling eventually settled the case nearly two years later in March, and Salling agreed to pay $2.7 million to Gorzela, per the terms of the settlement.

Late last month, Adi Shankar -- the director of Salling's latest project, Adi Shankar's Gods and Secrets -- said that if the latest allegations against Salling are proven to be true, he will remove the actor's scenes from the film.

"I won't feed our growing pitchfork culture. I'm going to wait for all the facts to arrive and if in fact these allegations are true, I will immediately take action which includes removing his scenes from the project," Shankar said in a statement to ET.

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Watch the video below for more on the charge against Salling.