Update: Former MIGHTY DUCKS Star Shaun Weiss Graduates From Court Drug Program After Previous Arrest
By Movieguide® Staff
Despite his arrest early in 2020, former MIGHTY DUCKS star Shaun Weiss is on the road to recovery.
Weiss recently graduated from a drug court program in California, the Yuba County District Attorney’s Office reported.
Movieguide® previously reported on the initial burglary that led to his arrest and court case:
When police arrested Weiss for a home break-in in early 2020, the homeowner refused to shoot the MIGHTY DUCKS actor, citing the moment as a “God incident.”
“I felt at peace,” (homeowner Lou) Binninger said. “I call it a ‘God incident.’ It was a divine fit. He needed help, and I can help him.”
Binninger opted to call the police. Weiss was arrested and charged with residential burglary and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
Weiss’s actor pal, Drew Gallagher, posted a touching update on Facebook, “SHAUN WEISS UPDATE: Shaun is in a great new facility and is thriving! THATS the most important thing,” said Gallagher.
Gallagher added at the time:
BTW Weiss couldn’t be more thankful to the entire Yuba County Jail staff including the medical ward for their excellent decency and kindness. His court assessor Ryan, as well as his defense lawyer and probation officers have been remarkable in supporting Shauns recovery. Thank you. A long road ahead but the journey to health has begun.
Another result of Weiss’ graduation is the dismissal of the burglary case.
The former actor’s graduation marks a victory in a long battle of addiction. The Yuba County DA’s Office honored Weiss for his persistence and effort in the recovery process.
“Shaun demonstrated perseverance during his recovery complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. He had to move treatment and transitional living programs on several occasions. He underwent dental reconstructive surgery, and had a close family member suffer a serious accident during his treatment,” the agency wrote in a Facebook post.
“Shaun regained employment and has been traveling across the country making guest appearances and signing autographs. He received tremendous support from friends and fans of the character, Goldberg, he played in the 1992 hit ‘The Mighty Ducks,'” the post continues.
Gallagher also started a GoFundMe for Weiss, which raised $13,000 to aid in his recovery and for “his sober-living as well as to buy some groceries.”