Sadly it must be reported that Jennifer Lien, who played ‘Kes’ in the first three seasons of Star Trek Voyager, was arrested at her home in Harriman, Tenn., on September 3 on two counts of exposing herself to a child under the age of 13.
It seems that Lien was involved in an altercation with a neighbor, Carey Smith, regarding how Lien’s neighbor was caring for her children. The neighbor claims that the former Star Trek actress started saying vulgar things and upon being told to mind her own business things began to get strange.
“All of a sudden, here come the shirt up. She started flashing and, ‘Woo hoo,’ and I said, ‘And what respect is that for kids?’ There was none. And then she turned around and dropped her pants.” said Smith.
Neighborhood parents apparently worried that things might continue to escalate and it was then that the police were called, with the police deciding to issue a detainer summons, charging the actress with indecent exposure.
When Roane County deputies came to Lien’s home, they found the actresses front door open and after knocking, Lien apparently yelled at deputies to come in with Lien naked on her couch, covered only by a blanket. The actress then told the deputies she was expecting them and upon the authorities informing Lien that she had an active warrant for her arrest, Lien then told the police that they needed to leave her alone, saying that she wasn’t going any (frakking) where.
It seems that the authorities repeatedly then asked Lien to put on clothes, eventually calling for the aid of a female deputy, with the actress then indicating that she would have all of them shot and killed. Regretfully Lien was then placed in handcuffs and after being arrested, she reportedly refused to walk to the police vehicle, with a shirt and pants from the jail eventually being put on her.
Lien also apparently has a criminal history which includes aggravated assault, resisting arrest, evading arrest and domestic assault, with charges of reckless endangerment placed against her as recent as April 17 by the Harriman Police Department.
We can only hope that the actress receives the support and help she may need during what must be a very stressful time in her life and both the Star Trek and greater science fiction community wish her well moving forward.