Popescu was charged with assault against his elderly mother in 2003, after a family member reported seeing a large bruise on her arm. Testifying at a bail court hearing, Popescu said that he had given his mother a "small swat and a light shake" to get her attention when she was not paying attention to him during a dispute over the placement of towels in their home. He expressed remorse for his action, but argued that it was not serious and did not constitute assault. He also testified that he had been violent toward his mother in the past, but said that this abuse had ended more than 25 years earlier. Acting as his own representative at trial, Popescu said that he had committed "unintentional assault" while "disciplining" his mother. Under cross examination from the assistant crown attorney, he testified further that he had lived with his mother his entire life, had not worked in the community since 1972, and survived off his mother's pension.
the guy is nuts. he doesn't care what he says.
he's being investigated for hate crimes by the RCMP