Erika Koike has had several run-ins with the law

By Kara Warner
April 01, 2019 04:55 PM
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In filing his request for an annulment of his four-day marriage to Erika Koike, Nicolas Cage cited Koike’s “criminal history” as one of the factors fueling his decision.

The actor, 55 and his new bride, 34, a makeup artist, had been dating for over a year when they filed for a marriage license in Las Vegas on March 23. Cage filed for the annulment four days later claiming that he was too drunk to comprehend what he was doing when they were married — and that he was unaware of Koike’s criminal record at the time.

Koike pled no contest to two DUI charges in Los Angeles in 2008 and 2011, according to documents obtained by The Blast. She was put on probation and sentenced to perform community service and to attend AA meetings. She also had to attend an 18-month alcohol and other drug education and counseling program.

Koike was also charged with one DUI in Las Vegas in 2016 and domestic violence against her then-husband in 2006.

Regarding the 2016 DUI, Koike pled not guilty. She’s due back in court in June.

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Koike’s 2006 arrest for domestic violence was dismissed for lack of evidence and she later filed for a protective order from her then-husband. The couple officially split in 2014.

Cage also claims that there is grounds for annulment since Koike didn’t “disclose to [Cage] the full nature and extent of her relationship with another person.”

The makeup artist was also accused of being involved in an altercation with a neighbor in 2015. According to court documents, Koike’s neighbor sued her for assault and battery in 2016, claiming that Koike punched her in the face in a dark parking lot. That lawsuit was dismissed.