‘Star Trek: Voyager’ Actress Jennifer Lien Arrested for Indecent Exposure

Jennifer Lien Mugshot
Courtesy of Roane County Sheriff's Office

Star Trek: Voyager” actress Jennifer Lien was arrested and has been in custody for two weeks after allegedly exposing herself in front of several children, Roane County police confirm.

Lien has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure in an incident that happened on Aug. 31 in Harriman, Tenn.

A neighbor of Lien’s made a complaint to police after Lien began a tirade due to a crying child, and during her tirade, exposed her breasts and buttocks. The neighbor stated that she had three children in the yard while this was happening.

According to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office report, when police appeared on Sept. 3 with a warrant, Lien was not wearing clothes and resisted arrest.

“The offender stated she wasn’t going any f–king where and we needed to leave her alone,” reads the police report by responding officer Billy Walker.

Lien also threatened to have the officers shot and killed, says the police report. She was transported to the patrol car and taken to the Roane County Jail, and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 7.

The actress appeared on “Star Trek: Voyager” from 1995 to 2000 as Kes. Her other credits include “American History X,” “Accidents Don’t Happen,” “Men in Black: The Series,” “Battle Force: Andromeda” and voice work in “Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride.”

This isn’t Lien’s first run-in with the law. In April, she was arrested and charged with evading arrest, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment and aggravated assault.


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  1. denise paz says:

    NOOOOO wtf Kes

  2. AnnB says:

    Her appearance and her behavior…and past mental health issues seem to stem from hypothyroidism…untreated following the birth of her first child. That woman needs some thyroid. If anyone can reach the family, get this book to her/her husband…Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness by Broda O. Barnes, M.D. and Lawrence Galton A case like hers is the first one in Chapter 6, pages 68 and 69 of hardbound copy.

  3. Bruce w baker says:

    Her chin an jaw area looks the same except fuller in the face! Is she a lesbian ? I hope not ! She was so cute on Voyager! So sweet & petite ! I hope it’s not cancer ! I loved her voice!

  4. THAT was ‘Kes’?? That was one amazing wig worn, apparently.

  5. I don’t know the circumstances of her arrest, nevertheless I want to comment on the concept of “Indecent Exposure”. I saw a terrible video on the internet of a woman (a doctor or nurse) that was almost killed by a mob in some muslin country because (it seams) she was on the street (perhaps helping a patient) inappropriately dressed (I believe her head was not covered). She was severely beaten until she was able to find refuge inside the hospital and the security prevented the mob from entering and almost no one helped her on the street. So, there is no difference whether a person (a woman in both cases) has to cover all of his body or just the breast or the genitals, in any case it is a violation of the persons freedom to be forced to wear any cloths at all, for we born naked. If nature intended to cover the human body we wouldn’t be born so hairless as we are. Accept for some countries in Europe, almost anywhere we see this abuse over people, specially woman, in some places they can be punished just for naturally feeding a baby or being topless, while man have no problem, although men a forced in many places to wear suit and tie. Humanity will never be free and in peace while are basic rights are so commonly violated.

    • TwoCentsTomliknson says:

      I think just the opposite is true — human beings would be hairy as all get out if it were were intended we not wear clothes. Virtually hairless, human beings need something to stay warm. We used to be very hairy but have become less so over time — that’s evolution.

    • One should be able to edit the post, I found some mistakes and seams I can’t correct it.

  6. I would have thought some of the Trekkies might have gone and tried to help Kes Maybe they did …Even with that horrible mug shot I can still see Kes in there

  7. theliberalbuzz says:

    THAT is Kes? Wow sure has changed. Don’t know what set her off recently but she definitely needs help. I liked the character although never met her but I do hope she turns things around. Something is off kilter in her life right now. Maybe she shouldn’t have left acting after all.

  8. Maybe it all began after she had her first child..Either way, it’s sad, here’s hoping she gets her life back on track!

    • Jim says:

      I of course don’t know any details, but there is such a thing as post-partum psychosis. I do hope she gets help – her portrayal of Kes was sweet and I’d hope that the actress was the same as her character in that way. As for the picture – she looks a bit like Kes did in Fury..

  9. ed says:

    You never know,aggravated assault huh? Exposed breasts and buttox. And a fine fany it is

  10. Cyrus says:

    ‘Transported’ to the patrol car LoL

  11. Bill says:

    What the hell happened to her????? She was so pretty on voyager, now she looks like a guy!!!!!!!!! How sad!!!!!!

    • Donald says:

      “… now she looks like a guy” : Well, she’s 20 years older and her hair is cut short. Most females look a bit less “feministic” without their hair. And people don’t look “photogenic” on mugshots anyway. I see a lot of speculation here about her mental state, etc. but nobody really knows. This whole thing is just sad. Give her some privacy. I just hope she’s able to sort out her problems.

    • lynne97030 says:

      Mental illness is not kind to those who suffer from it.

      • artiewhitefox says:

        Therefore, to you, the only thing that does not have mental issues is a thing that does not have a brain called clothing.

  12. Mike says:

    Ultimately, it’s who cares. People are going to focus on another “celebrity” in a couple of days, whether he/she does good or bad. This will long be forgotten

    • Mike, you do realise you’re responding to a story several months old? I mean, it kinda undercuts your “no-one will remember in a couple of days” suggestion, when it’s still being discussed, by you, after several *months*.

  13. Bob Hagerty says:

    “Transported” to the patrol car….Brilliant!

  14. rfpowerdude says:

    I wanna party with HER.

  15. bodasactra says:

    Mr.Steadman your post has huge information gaps. The police do not respond to a disturbance call with a warrant to arrest They investigate and issue a report. What occurred during the arrival of the police, while they investigated, and the details from the officer’s report? Did she refuse to give a statement or other form of obstruction? Why was she not simply arrested on arrival? What act constituted an issuance of a warrant? Secondly, Why did the police arrest her nude at her home? For such a minor offence most police will allow you to dress when serving a warrant when your home undressed. Why so long a stay in jail until arraignment for a vulgar neighbor dispute with at best a summary offense charge? What is the bail if there is one? Thank you for your time.

  16. Solly says:

    I would hope that she is just having same neighbor difficulty. Nothing in any description I have read point to any sexual intent. She was simply fighting with her neighbor. No assault. Nothing hasty except using her body in a way not acceptable to her neighbor. I cannot even recognize her. She is not too attractive in her mugshots, so i would say she is having some difficulty in her life. Let,s hope that this goes away quietly and or she get the help she requires. 17 Sept 15.

  17. HC says:

    Crappy mug shot. How can I tell how tall she is?

    • Rob says:

      I met her a few years ago. She appeared in a strange mood and stared at me for longer than was comfortable but I thought it was maybe jet lag. She is somewhere in 5ft 2 to 3 range…

  18. Tracy says:

    Sounds like she may be ill/bi-polar. Be kind. Hope she gets the help she needs.

  19. adam says:

    cant believe that’s the same woman

  20. Erik says:

    My goodness what happened? I agree obviously people change when getting a bit older but really? To be kind she looks closer to 61 than 41. The years have not been kind, probably helped by drink or drugs?I hope she gets help.

  21. BillUSA says:

    I’m amazed at how much she’s changed since her “Star Trek: Voyager” gig. I know we all get old but I only watched that show because of her and can’t believe it’s the same person. When people act like she just did, it’s a sign of mental illness, drugs, or both and if any of them are so, I hope she gets the help she needs.

  22. S. Louie says:

    This sounds like Margot Kidder’s situation also. This is obviously a mental health issue. I hope they do the right thing…although the cops are far from ever doing the right thing these days since we now have smartphones!

  23. DARYL says:

    Why didn’t Scotty just Beamher there?

  24. Carl Cumby says:

    “She was transported to the patrol car” of course she was, the shuttle pods were down for repairs, how else would they get there?

  25. Zagreus says:

    What happened to her, she used to be so attractive? She’s only 41!

  26. Steve Marlow says:

    thats dilithium crystal for you!

  27. Mike says:

    Noise makes a lot of people go bonkers

  28. Well, so much for Kes having evolved into a higher lifeform.

  29. gettagrip says:

    Had a ‘thing’ for Kes. She could have exposed herself to me anytime :-)

  30. dman6015 says:

    Someone is off her meds.

  31. John Boylan says:

    Not a “Blink” would you get in L.A.

  32. George says:

    Hey, who cut your hair?

  33. Strange1 says:

    …good one…you win the internet for the day.

  34. Terry Wofford says:

    Very sad to see how she has fallen. What in hell happened?

  35. Your an asshole ….Addiction is terrible thing and being gay had nothing to do with this…For the record its almost always some straight family values person who is a perv…

    • anonymous says:

      Yeah, rico. Reggie really did create quite the strawman, and Jason correctly countered it by pointing out its fallacious nature with the completely true statistic that most sex crime, and most sex crime involving children, is committed by heterosexuals. Which is not surprising, considering they make up more than 90% of the population.

      Examine your biases and be willing to change any opinion in light of new evidence. That’s the only legitimate way to live.

    • Nice strawman you set up there. And you did a great job of knocking it down.

  36. jezziebezzie says:

    Dunno why you’re even showing the mug shots. I’d say it’s pretty obvious just by looking at them & by reading the description of events that she’s either dealing with a mental illness or a drug issue – neither of which are really in the realm of what should be up for public consumption. Give her a little privacy & dignity and let her deal with whatever demons she’s dealing with.

  37. I think she’s always been a little high-strung. I saw her in 1999 at a convention and she was just paralyzed with fear when she had to get onstage-she really has changed but that is her.

  38. Ines says:

    That’s Jennifer Line NOW? O.O

  39. Gordon says:

    She is simply going where no man has gone before.

  40. Camellia Lane says:

    Those photos are not Jennifer Lien from Star Trek Voyager.

    • a v says:

      Yeah it is. Voyager was 20 years ago. If you look at photos from Star Trek conventions in the years after Voyager ended your can see the progression from cute Kes to this creature we see now.

  41. Ghana Rhea says:

    Another lunatic leftist actor getting naked in front of children.

    • fantomex9 says:

      What ever gave you the idea that she’s a ‘leftist’ She never said anything political or did anything political in public in her life. Please stop projecting horsepucky from Faux Noise onto people just for being different.

    • Shut up. People are as bad as ISIS when they worship clothing.

    • Donald Trump is perfectly normal of course.

      • Jay Sadler says:

        Why, yes… I would say the Donald is perfectly normal. If he were not, I would never support him for president.. As to Ms. Lein, in Tennessee she has next to no chance to receive the help she probably needs. Tn. Gov. Winfield Dunn (R) built a mental hospital infrastructure second to none in the early seventies which has been progressively shut down by successive Democratic Administrations pandering to “Civil Rights” activists. We have far worse nutcases than Ms. Lein wandering the streets in Tennessee.

    • That’s the amazing things about Americans you can’t have an article about anything with out someone leaving some weird political comment on it, it could be about a failed pumpkin harvest and some nutter will be commenting on how it’s the left/rights fault. Bizarre.

      • Jim says:

        It’s like “Godwin’s Law Part 2”: As any Internet discussion gets longer, the chance it will devolve into mentioning Hitler or nasty-politics approaches 1.

    • Al says:

      You could fill a warehouse with what you don’t know

  42. Dicky Head IV says:

    Incident Aug 31 – cops show up Sep 3 – must have been a bicycle patrol or budget cutbacks have the officers riding jackasses again. At least she wasn’t shot. Sitting in jail fer two weeks already and court date isn’t til Dec 7. I know things move at a slower pace down south but this is beyond slow.

    • Bigger Dicky Head says:

      Pick up a book and understand the criminal justice system for a minute before letting your stupid spill from your mouth hole. But as my charity for the week, I’ll explain for you: The officers came to serve a warrant on the 3rd, which means the family next door likely filed a criminal complaint either on the 31st or shortly after. A magistrate hears the complaint, then issues the warrant, then the warrant is transferred to the PD, which usually takes a few days for minor crimes like this. Is this sufficient or should I get out crayons for you?

      • Dicky Head IV says:

        I admire your honesty – you really are a bigger !!!!. Apparently you should get a sense of humor. The comment was meant to be tongue-in-cheek not head up ass. Again, thanx fer yer admission and have a nice day. BTW no further replies needed or forthcoming. Go stand in front of a mirror instead and rant to yer hearts content.

  43. People arresting people for showing what God made is a stupid thing to do and yet people doing that think it is a smart thing to do.

  44. Donn Towner says:

    I feel sorry for her. It doesn’t look like her life has been very happy since she left Voyager. And yes, that is she – the profile photo gives it away.

  45. J.E. Vizzusi says:

    You are NOT a Offender until you are convicted in a court of law of being a Offender. She sounds like mental health counseling and acute therapy is needed. This is not a sexual offense other than indecent exposure. Your investigation needs to realize these facts.

  46. Stacey says:

    s been a while since i watched voyager but wasn’t it always stated that Kes and her people aged fast and had a short life span.

  47. There is no way in hell that is the same person as played Kes…sure people change..but not THAT much.

  48. Eve says:

    there is no way that is kes……… well it is what it is cant say i wont look at her work differently as i defiantly will be im kinda disappointed to be honest i grew up watching voyager and loved kes i hope she gets the help she needs it seems drugs or alcohol might be involved somewhere

  49. chalie16 says:

    Me too…with a bat.

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