The actress must seek help or else, face 30 days in prison under charges of domestic abuse and coercion.
Following her arrest in May for spraying her teenage son with a hose to get him to go to bed, singer-actress Pia Zadora has been ordered by a Las Vegas judge on Thursday, September 12 to undergo alcohol and impulse control counseling or else, face 30 days in jail. The 59-year-old former child actress was charged with domestic abuse and coercion after the hose-spraying incident involving her 16-year-old son.
The charges on Zadora were filed after police reports revealed that the "Butterfly" star turned a watering hose on her son to get him to go to bed so she herself could get some rest. When her son called the police after the hose-down, she allegedly ripped the phone from his hands thinking he was calling the cops just to avoid his bedtime.
The anger counseling ruling in lieu of prison stay would serve Zadora, a former Broadway performer, well considering her indefinite residency at Piero's Italian Cuisine as a performer on weekends at "Pia's Palace". Her singing has been her fallback after her film career failed to take off.
Most recently in 2011, the "Santa Clause Conquers the Martians" star began a comeback of sorts with her "Pia Zadora: Back Again, and Standing Tall" cabaret show. She has taken the show to the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens, the Kaye Auditorium in Boca Raton and The Rrazz Room in San Francisco.