Esai Morales joins "Jericho"

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David
from yahoo

Morales to fight battle of "Jericho" 
By Nellie Andreeva 

 LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "NYPD Blue" alum Esai Morales is
moving to "Jericho." 

The actor has joined the resurrected CBS series in a recurring role,
appearing in six of the seven episodes of the show ordered for
midseason.

Morales will play Col. Hoffman, a career military officer and Iraq War
veteran who has not heard from his wife since the day of the series'
fictional attacks.

The post-apocalyptic drama, which chronicles the events following a
series of nuclear explosions across the U.S., was canceled in May but
picked up for a seven-episode second season in June after a massive
campaign by the show's fans.

Morales recently co-starred on Fox's series "Vanished," the network's
drama pilot "The Cure" and in the feature "Fast Food Nation."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter
                                            
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....and his little herpes, too.
                                            
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Esai Morales Comes Clean to His Fans


Filed under: Celebrity Justice

Former "NYPD Blue" star Esai Morales has written an open letter to his
fans on his MySpace page in response to a lawsuit filed by his former
live-in girlfriend, who claims he sexually assaulted her and gave her
herpes:

To My Fans,

As you may have already heard, I have been put in a very frustrating
situation by some hurtful accusations that were leveled against me in
a recent lawsuit. But, because of the nature of the litigious society
we live in, my very competent legal counsel is advising me not to
comment at this time.

Yet, I need to assure you personally that the charges that have been
leveled against me are absolutely false and without merit and I am
prepared to vigorously defend myself and my reputation.

You know me. You've known me for nearly three decades. And you know in
your hearts that these claims are baseless. This is not the way I live
my life and I am incapable of committing these kinds of acts.

I am proud of my humanity, my activism and my respect for fellow human
beings. I will continue to be optimistic and I will not let a personal
attack deter me from the bigger picture.

I am grateful and humbled by your prayers, well wishes and expressions
of trust and support at this time and look forward to the day when the
truth will prevail.
Peace,

Esai Morales