Meryl Streep's nephew will NOT go to jail for road rage incident

Charles Harrison Streep is set to strike a prison-free plea deal over a road rage incident in the Hamptons


                            Meryl Streep's nephew will NOT go to jail for road rage incident
The incident led to Peralta-Mera (right) injuring his head (Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images, The Law Offices of Edmond C. Chakmakian)

Meryl Streep’s nephew, Charles Harrison Streep, is set to strike a prison-free plea deal over a road rage incident in the Hamptons last year. The accident led to another man seriously injuring his head. Streep, 32, might be let off with just a $100 fine. He pleaded guilty to one count of unlawfully blocking or obstructing a parking lot during the East Hampton altercation with David Peralta-Mera, 19, attorney Edmond Chakmakian said.

“Although the criminal case is over for [Streep], the damage to my life goes on and will go on for the rest of my life,” Peralta-Mera told New York Post, slamming the deal. Initially, Streep was charged with felony crimes of strangulation and assault, which were later changed to misdemeanor offenses. Had Streep been found guilty of the misdemeanors, he would have faced up to a year in jail.

Actor Meryl Streep attends The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017, in Los Angeles, California (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for TNT)

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Peralta-Mera said he hopes he will get more justice through his pending lawsuit. “I assume that Mr. Streep did not intend to do the damage he did to me, or to upend both our lives, like he did,” Peralta-Mera said in his statement, adding that “now that the criminal case is over, I fully trust in the civil system and am confident that I will receive justice in that court.”

“He’s got cognitive disturbances, memory issues, he’s got mood issues [such as] irritability and depression," attorney Edmond Chakmakian said about his client. “And he’s struggling to resume his studies, ironically as a criminal-justice major,” the lawyer added. “He’s also left with $125,000 in hospital debt hanging over his head.”

A shocking video last year revealed the extent to which Meryl Streep's nephew, Charles Harrison Streep, allegedly assaulted a teenager in East Hampton in August. The recently released video showed Streep lifting David Peralta-Mera's limp body and thrusting him to the ground that resulted in the teenager suffering from a life-threatening brain injury. Peralta-Mera claimed that Streep hurled "racist" abuses at him as he threatened to throw him to the ground and dismissed the teen as "just Spanish." Peralta, however, was born in America. The incident occurred on August 24 at the Hamptons town Main Street after Steep did not observe a stop sign and caused a near collision between Peralta's red Mustang and Streep's Audi convertible. 

After the near-collision, the two men came out of their vehicles and talked but Peralta-Mera, who reportedly thought the conversation ended there, was in for a surprise when Streep swung back around in an illegal U-turn and followed the teen into the Chase parking lot where events escalated. The incident was reportedly caught from two different angles by Chase Bank security cameras.