The famous actor, Mark Wahlberg, requested a pardon via newspaper’s headlines for the assault which he committed in 1988.
Johnny Trinh, the man who has been hit in the head with five foot long wooden stick by Wahlberg for attempting to steal two cases of beer, spoke out in public for the first time and said that he has forgiven Mark Wahlberg.
“Wahlberg was young and reckless but I forgive him now. Everyone deserves another chance,” Trinh told the Daily Mail. “I would like to see him get a pardon. He should not have the crime hanging over him any longer.” – Trinh said. At the time he committed the crime the actor was 16 years old, and he was charged as an adult. Mark served half of his 90 days sentence.
Johnny Trinh, who is now 59-year-old, said he is not grudge at the actor and would like to meet Wahlberg in person. “He paid for his crime when he went to prison. I am not saying that it did not hurt when he punched me in the face, but it was a long time ago. He has grown up now. I am sure he has his own family and is a responsible man.” – He added. “I was not blinded by Mark Wahlberg.
He did hurt me, but my left eye was already gone. He was not responsible for that.” – Trinh also cleared up reports that the actor blinded him in his left eye when he hit him. On Wednesday at the premiere of his new film “The Gambler”, Mark Wahlberg said that he is well aware that not everybody believes he deserves the pardon from Trinh. “Everyone has an opinion and has a reason why they think I’m doing it.
I’ve been working very hard to correct a lot of mistakes that I made since the day that I woke up and realized, ‘You know what? I need to be a leader instead of a follower.'” Mark Wahlberg said to the media. Wahlberg also wanted to clarify that he is not trying to use his fame, success or celebrity status to say that he feels entitled to be pardoned. “I will continue to do that whether the pardon is granted or not.” Mark concluded.