Best known for her role as Kes on Star Trek: Voyager, Jennifer Lien remains in the Harriman, Tennessee jail since her arrest on September 3rd on two misdemeanor counts of Indecent Exposure from an incident with a neighbor. Unable, or refusing to pay her $2500 bail, Lien has sat in jail for the past two weeks and awaits her December 7th court date. How did this all come about?
Police responded to a call about Lien allegedly flashing her buttocks and breasts at her neighbors three young children on August 31st during an argument with the children’s mother about one of the children crying over a cut foot. During that argument, Lien allegedly started to yell and remove her clothing. When police arrived Lien denied exposing herself, but the responding police officers didn’t believe her, obtaining a warrant which they later went to serve on September 3rd.
When police arrived at Lien’s house to serve the warrant Lien reportedly refused to get dressed, struggled with police, and eventually was taken to the police station naked and yelling about having the police officers shot and killed.
This isn’t Lien’s first run in with the law, back in 2012 she was arrested for Domestic Assault and earlier in April of this year she was arrested and charged with evading arrest, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment and aggravated assault for another incident.
It’s sad to see this kind of thing happen. Lien retired from acting and voice work when her son was born in 2002 and has made very few convention appearances most notably at the 2010 Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas.
I hope she can get this all worked out and get her life back on track without further incidents. People like to make fun of these kinds of things, but really it’s just sad to see someone spiral out of control, especially a mother with young children.