Joseph Hyungmin Son, who played Random Task in the first Austin Powers movie, was just sentenced to life in prison without parole for his involvement in the 1990 rape and torture of an Orange County woman, reports the LA Times. Son was convicted of felony torture, but avoided rape charges because of an expired statute of limitations on the crime.
Son’s crime took place a whole seven years before he was cast in the Austin Powers film. Which gives us an incredibly icky feeling every time we think about it, because it means the whole time we were watching that movie and laughing, we were looking at a violent rapist who thought he had completely gotten away with it.
A cheery thought to start your weekend.
Then again, he did get caught. Not cheery, but hopefully enough to redeem your weekend state of mind.
Previously on FishbowlLA:
Austin Powers Actor Convicted of Torturing Rape Victim