Weston Cage, Son of Nicolas Cage, Under Police Investigation for Alleged Attack on Mother

Weston is Nicolas’ oldest child and his only with Christina Fulton

Nicolas Cage, Weston Cage and Christina Fulton


Weston Coppola Cage is reportedly a suspect in a battery case involving his mother, Christina Fulton.

The 33-year-old, whom Fulton shares with Nicolas Cage, allegedly got into a verbal scuffle with his mother on April 28 at her home in Los Angeles, before the incident became physical, TMZ reported, citing law enforcement sources. The outlet, citing sources, shared that Weston is a suspect in a battery report as a result of the alleged altercation. The Los Angeles Police Department confirms to PEOPLE that “a battery report was taken.”

“Contrary to their claims, Weston and I had no argument prior to the incident,” Fulton’s statement read. “On Sunday, April 28th, I was reached out to by several of Weston’s best friends for assistance because they were experiencing Weston in a mental health crisis.”

“I acted swiftly to ensure his safety,” the statement continued. “Upon my arrival, I was met by my son who clearly was in a state of a mental health breakdown, which in turn became a horrific experience. I have always supported helping my son with his mental health struggles. I am doing all I can to get him the continued support he needs,”

Sources told TMZ that no arrests have been made.

A rep for Weston did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment.

Weston is Nicolas’ oldest child and his only with Fulton. The actor is also dad to son Kal-El, 18, whom he shares with third wife Alice Kim, and 19-month-old daughter August, with wife Riko Shibata.

Actress Christina Fulton (L) and actor Weston Cage arrive at the premiere of IFC Films' "The Female Brain" at the ArcLight Hollywood on February 1, 2018

Christina Fulton and Weston Cage in Hollywood, California, on Feb. 1, 2018.  AMANDA EDWARDS/WIREIMAGE

Weston is a musician and actor who has appeared in several of his dad’s films. He made his big-screen debut in 2005’s Lord of War and has acted in several movies in the years since, most recently 2024’s The Night They Came Home.

“Everyone predicted that I would become an actor just because I spent the majority of my childhood getting together with friends and creating stories and having it videotaped,” Weston said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in August 2019.

He also said that being part of a famous family presented challenges when he was starting his career, noting that some people assumed he was relying on his name to get jobs.

“[It] was actually ferocious. I mean, there were times I would communicate with people and realize that they had completely made their own definition about me for themselves, without even getting to know me,” Weston explained.

Speaking about his oldest child to PEOPLE in 2015, Cage, 60, called Weston “the total artist,” and added in part, “He can do things I dream about doing … compose music, sing, act, sculpt and cook and now he is a loving father.”

Weston Coppola Cage and Nicolas Cage attend the Los Angeles special screening of "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" at DGA Theater Complex on April 18, 2022

Weston Coppola Cage and Nicolas Cage in Los Angeles on April 18, 2022.JC OLIVERA/GETTY

In 2017, Weston, who has battled substance abuse in the past, was arrested for a DUI and a hit and run in Los Angeles.

He opened up about his sobriety journey to PEOPLE in 2015, saying, “It got to the point where people thought I was digging my grave.”

Speaking about his path, the father of four shared that the birth of his first son helped him focus on recovery.

“Having the combination of [now-ex] Danielle and Lucian and my father in my life, just that trinity right there, basically is going to keep me here,” he said.