Julia Roberts‘ sister-in-law Jyl Moder was arrested Monday night in Palm Desert, Calif., after an alleged bar brawl.

Jyl Moder, Julia Roberts’ Sister-In-Law, Arrested

Jyl Moder, the 49-year-old sister of Roberts’ husband Danny Moder, was arrested on Busera Way after midnight, reported RadarOnline. She had reportedly been involved in a verbal fight at the bar at the nearby Sullivan’s Steakhouse.

At 1:21 a.m., Jyl was booked into Indio County jail and charged with felony inflicting injury on a spouse or cohabitant. If found guilty of the charge, she could face up to four years in prison and/or a $6,000 fine.

There has reportedly long been tension between Roberts and her in-laws, which allegedly came to a boiling point a few years ago over money issues. Jyl Moder also reportedly blamed Roberts for her mother’s heart attack death in 2001, and for causing a media frenzy when her father eventually remarried.


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Roberts has been married to cinematography Danny Moder since 2002. Together, the two have three children – twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 10, and Henry, seven.


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