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City Attorney Still Waiting To Hear From Sean Penn

July 21, 1987

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A prosecutor who thinks actor Sean Penn may be violating the terms of the postponement of his jail sentence said Tuesday she still hadn’t heard from him, three days before an arrest warrant takes effect.

The warrant was issued Monday but stayed until Friday to give the pugnacious actor time to explain his whereabouts and activities since July 6.

″I haven’t heard a word (from Penn),″ Deputy City Attorney Alice Hand said.

Penn was sentenced to 60 days in jail for parole violation, but he was granted a delay July 6 so he could finish film projects in West Germany and New York. He told the court he would fly to Berlin on July 11 to work on a movie.

However, the court received reports that he had been seen partying in Los Angeles and New York during the past week.

″I’m outraged that he is wandering around the country having a good time when he is supposed to be working,″ Ms. Hand said.

Calls to Penn’s publicist in New York weren’t immediately returned, and his attorney, Howard Weitzman of Los Angeles, is out of town the rest of the month, his secretary said.

Penn, star of ″The Falcon and the Snowman″ and ″Fast Times at Ridgemont High,″ was reported in the middle of a disturbance last week at a trendy, ’50s-style Beverly Hills restaurant. He and friends also visited a bar and grill in Westwood on July 14, manager Rory Lewis said Monday.

Larry Cusumano, photo assignment editor of the New York Post, said a free- lance photographer followed Penn and his wife, pop star Madonna, around New York on July 12.

Jeff Auerbach, vice president of Sheen-Greenblatt Productions, which is filming Penn’s latest movie, ″Judgment in Berlin,″ said Monday that ″Penn is in Berlin right now and arrived there the middle of last week.″

Penn has been in court in connection with a series of incidents including fisticuffs and spitting. He had been on probation for beating a man he thought was trying to kiss Madonna at a Silver Lake nightclub.

Last month he was sentenced for violating probation by admitting to reckless driving and for punching a movie extra on the set of the film ″Colors.″

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