Brother of “Harry Potter” Actress Pleads Guilty to Assault

HollywoodNews.com: The brother of Harry Potter actress Afshan Azad has plead guilty to assault and may possibly receive jail time when he faces sentencing late next month.

Earlier this year, Abdul and Ashraf Azad, father and brother of Harry Potter actress Afshan Azad, attacked the star at home after discovering her relationship with a Hindu man (Azad is Muslim). The pair were arrested and faced multiple charges, including attempted murder and assault. At an earlier court appearance this summer, the actress requested to have the charges dropped; the judge at the time refused that plea but several reports since then have stated that the attempted murder charges have indeed been dropped.

Afshan Azad has played the role of twin Padma Patil in the Harry Potter films since the 2005 release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. She will next be seen in the final installment of the franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 when it is released in theaters on July 15, 2011.

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