Helena Christensen’s model son charged after ‘punching a woman in the face’ at NYC street festival

The son of supermodel Helena Christensen and actor Norman Reedus has been charged with misdemeanor assault over an alleged attack on a stranger. 

Mingus Reedus, 21, was taken into custody in New York City Friday night after purportedly punching a 24-year-old woman in the face while attending Manhattan’s San Gennaro street festival. 

Mingus – who has followed in his famous mom’s footsteps and become a runway model – has since been released by authorities. 

The alleged victim was rushed to hospital and treated for facial injuries. 

Sources told The New York Daily News that Mingus did not know the woman, and he attacked her after they became embroiled in an argument.  

Mingus Reedus, 21, was taken into custody in New York City Friday night after purportedly punching a 24-year-old woman in the face while attending Manhattan's San Gennaro street festival. He is pictured on the catwalk in 2017

Mingus Reedus, 21, was taken into custody in New York City Friday night after purportedly punching a 24-year-old woman in the face while attending Manhattan's San Gennaro street festival. He is pictured on the catwalk in 2017

Mingus Reedus, 21, was taken into custody in New York City Friday night after purportedly punching a 24-year-old woman in the face while attending Manhattan’s San Gennaro street festival. He is pictured on the catwalk in 2017

Mingus  is pictured with Helena Christensen. He has followed in his famous mom's footsteps and is now working as a runway model

Mingus  is pictured with Helena Christensen. He has followed in his famous mom's footsteps and is now working as a runway model

Mingus  is pictured with Helena Christensen. He has followed in his famous mom’s footsteps and is now working as a runway model

Reedus and his alleged victim were both in attendance at the San Gennaro Street festival

Neither Mingus nor his famous parents have yet made a public statement about the incident. ‘

Christensen and Reedus -who is best known for his role in The Walking Dead-  began dating in 1998. Mingus was born the following year. 

The high-profile couple split in 2003, before Reedus went on to date Diane Kruger. 

Reedus and Kruger welcomed their own child together, a daughter, in 2018.  

Mingus is Christensen’s only child.  

Christensen and Reedus -who is best known for his role in The Walking Dead- began dating in 1998. Mingus was born the following year. The family is pictured in the early 2000s

Christensen and Reedus -who is best known for his role in The Walking Dead- began dating in 1998. Mingus was born the following year. The family is pictured in the early 2000s

Christensen and Reedus -who is best known for his role in The Walking Dead- began dating in 1998. Mingus was born the following year. The family is pictured in the early 2000s

Christensen frequently shares snaps on social media showing the close bond she has with her son, who has been modelling since 2017

Christensen frequently shares snaps on social media showing the close bond she has with her son, who has been modelling since 2017

Christensen frequently shares snaps on social media showing the close bond she has with her son, who has been modelling since 2017

The Danish supermodel frequently shares snaps on social media showing the close bond she has with her son, who has been modelling since 2017. 

Mingus has walked the runway for both Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger.  He also appeared alongside Naomi Campbell at London Fashion Week last year. 

Back in April, he starred alongside his mom in a Victoria’s Secret Mother’s Day campaign. 

In an accompanying video, Christen says of motherhood: ‘What a crazy, beautiful journey it’s been…  It’s the best thing ever … [You] think about life from a completely different perspective. ‘

Just like mom! Mingus is a model in his own right, who has walked the runway for some of the world's leading labels

Just like mom! Mingus is a model in his own right, who has walked the runway for some of the world's leading labels

Just like mom! Mingus is a model in his own right, who has walked the runway for some of the world’s leading labels 

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