Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Jennifer Lien (AKA Kes of "Star Trek: Voyager") Arrested & Charged with Driving with a Revoked License -- Twice in One Week!

It's been a while since I've written about Jennifer Lien, the former actress who played Kes on "Star Trek: Voyager." Kes was one of my favorite characters on that series and I was always disappointed that they wrote her out of the program.

But Lien has struggled over the past twenty years. She was arrested for domestic assault in 2012. Then in April 2015, she was arrested and charged with evading arrest, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, and aggravated assault in relation to a speeding offense. Then back in September 2015, she got arrested and charged with two counts of indecent exposure to a child under the age of 13. Those final charges were eventually dismissed after she paid restitution.

TMZ now reports that Jennifer Lien has been arrested and charged with driving with a revoked license -- twice (!!) in the recent past. The first time was on 02/27/18 and the most recent arrest was on 03/02/18. Her most recent arrest came about after police noticed her driving without any visible tags. She lost her license because of a previous DUI.


D.J. Free! said...

So sad! I actually just got through watching all 7 seasons of Voyager (again) on Netflix a few weeks ago. I too was really sad they wrote her out of the show. There was such great potential with her as a character...I felt they never quite invested enough in her character, b/c there was some really great stuff that they could have done with her that they never did. Sorry she's been going through so much turmoil since then :(

Unknown said...

so sad indeed,, in the mug shots you can clearly see it in her eyes that she has mental problems or spiritual ones, she seems to me like a stray dog asking for help, I liked her a lot as kes I admit it, but now even though I don't like the way she looks now, I can almost see her soul through her eyes, and her soul is screaming for help, I swear I hope she get's it,, damn shame,,!!

Thethird Child said...

I think it's fair to say that people tend to forget that these actors are people and that the character they play is the figment of someone else's imagination. Whether the issue is 'mental', 'religious', frustration or even just an expression of the person we don't know isn't really for us to judge. They play a part on tv and although they imbue these characters with bits of themselves it's still cosplay.

I believe it's kind of the person who is concerned with her 'soul' but the diagnosis is slightly backward thinking. It suggests that only those with a 'healthy' soul can function in today's world... in what reality does any human have the right to interpret the state of someone's soul based largely on their public deeds?!

As my mother always said: "sometimes it just is what it is". I feel badly for this woman and hope she receives whatever help she needs to get back to living her life. If she hadn't been on a famous tv show then the rest of the country might never have noticed this persons public problems. My local news shows are peppered with this sort of thing, and having worked in an insurance company I read hundreds of DMV reports on people we should have been watching more closely.but because they are 'ordinary' we just brush them aside.

I liked her acting on Star Trek and in American History X , but neither of those productions told me who she really is. Kindest thing to do is wish her well.....and if you happen to cross paths with her, maybe you'll be able to help on a personal level. I'd leave spirituality out of it....