But he eventually did, of course. He had pleaded guilty in December and was free on bail while he awaited sentencing in March. Each lost under wildly different circumstances, both losses such a stomach-churning waste.
Proctor said in a statement to E! He is survived by his mother and father, and his brother. The Salling family appreciates the support they have been receiving and asks for their privacy to be respected. His emergence into the spotlight when he sang "Sweet Caroline" on the show, even earning a laudatory tweet from Neil Diamond in the process, was a huge moment for Puck fans.
He was at all the big parties with his co-stars and enjoyed an exponential uptick in attention from women. Only in hindsight, when it was too late, would his behavior—that he apparently wasn't keeping as secret from those around him as he probably thought—from those earliest rosy days be called into question.
Read Early on, the big drama for Salling was one episode in that didn't include Puck, prompting instant rumors that he was leaving the show. Obviously he did not. Asked if he felt any responsibility as a role model, considering how many young people had started to look up to him, he said, "I didn't before, but thank you for adding that on top of my shoulders And you know sometimes you feel that pressure, but Salling did join the outpouring of grief among his co-stars when it happened, tweeting , "going through a million memories and emotions today.
When her calls later on to quell her concerns about catching STDs went ignored, she went to his house; there, the suit alleged, he grabbed and pushed her, causing her to hit her head. News on the red carpet, "You hear about fraudulent lawsuits all the time. Until it happens to you, you really don't grasp what it does, not to just you, but to your family, and you want the legal process to happen as fast as possible, but just I just want the chance to defend myself—and I will, vigorously.
You kind of have to learn as you go, but like with anything else, you have to stay positive and count on the people that actually do know you and love you, and that you love, as well You just have to stay positive, and I personally have a relationship with Jesus Christ and I count on that myself.
And my parents are awesome, too. Salling wouldn't make any entertainment-related headlines after that. Then I had no doubt that God really did have my back along the way. And I was laying there in bed when the battering ram came through the door? I think everyone should have that one relationship where you look back and ask yourself, 'What the hell was I thinking?
Unless, of course, that relationship was with someone who had a sizable stash of child porn on his computer. Then, by all means, regret everything. He posted a photo of himself with his mom. In April , a woman filed a police report accusing Salling of raping her four years beforehand. She said she was in a relationship with the actor and he was pressuring her to have sex, though she told him she wanted to wait until marriage.
Ultimately, she alleged, she said yes—but then changed her mind, and he did not heed her demand to stop. He was ultimately never charged , but he was already on his way down in the child porn case.
Sentencing was due to be officially imposed in March, but he was facing four to seven years in prison plus 20 years of supervised release; he also had to register as a sex offender. News at the time. Proctor later denied a TMZ report that Salling had cut his wrists in a previous suicide attempt about a month and a half prior to making the plea deal in October.
A post shared by Lea Michele leamichele on May 19, at 4: It's unbelievable how quickly time can go by.. To think we aired 7 years ago today.. Found this photo from our Upfronts trip to NYC just days before the premiere.
We were all so excited. We went around the table and each said something we loved about each other.. No matter where we all are now.. I will always think back to this night.