One of Your Old-School Nick Faves Was Arrested for Abusing His Girlfriend

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Will the Nickelodeon star scandals ever end? Following in the footsteps of his Zoey 101 co-star, Matthew Underwood, 26-year-old Chris Massey, who played Michael Barret on the TV series, was recently arrested. Except, instead of a drug charge, he was taken into custody for abusing his girlfriend… in public!

Over the weekend, the Nick alum was overheard in an argument with his significant other, reality star Cassalei Jackson (The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition) — she’s the daughter of Shar Jackson, one of Kevin Federline‘s baby mamas (but no, she’s not K-Fed’s daughter) — at Marquee Club in Las Vegas, before she ended up on the ground. Security assumed that Chris had pushed her, so they detained him until the police arrived. Upon arrival, law enforcement arrested the child star and took him in for misdemeanor domestic violence.

After he was released on bail, Chris told his friends that, while he did get into an argument with Cassalei, he did NOT touch her. According to TMZ, he claims that “when they were leaving the club, she accidentally fell and security jumped to the conclusion [that] he pushed her because they overhead their loud argument.” Since she’s not planning on pressing charges against her boyfriend, this incident will be nothing more than a blip on his record.

However, since he does have a past involvement with controversy — he got into an altercation with Justin Bieber‘s pal, Lil Twist, last year — we’re thinking this won’t be the last we see of Chris in questionable headlines.

You can definitely add Chris to the list of Nickelodeon stars caught in the worst scandals: