Globe coverage: Mark Wahlberg reckons with allegations

December 5, 2014 10:13 PM

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Globe coverage: Mark Wahlberg reckons with allegations

Mark Wahlberg is hoping the state will wipe out his conviction in the 1988 beating of a Vietnamese man, an attack in which Wahlberg — then an unknown teen from Dorchester — used racial slurs as he beat the victim with a five-foot stick.

Though the incident attracted little notice at the time, it was one of several that would trail Wahlberg as he built his career as an hip-hop artist, then an actor.

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