50 Cent charged with assaulting ex

Last updated 13:30 04/07/2013
50 Cent
CHARGED: Actor and rapper Curtis James Jackson, known as 50 Cent has been charged with domestic violence.

Relevant offers

Celebrities

Dear North, tell the paps to go but chat with mum first Decorate your home like Drew Barrymore Natalie Portman won't show her son Star Wars movies The Bachelor NZ's Chrystal Chenery moves in with new man Boy and The Rehearsal star James Rolleston released from hospital Lena Dunham releasing first fiction book Rapper T-Pain's niece killed in Florida Selena Gomez taking time off to focus on health Chris Brown arrested after police standoff Gene Wilder turned down Late Late Show sketch in magical fashion

The rapper 50 Cent - charged with domestic violence involving his former girlfriend - allegedly destroyed a door, chandeliers and a television during a rampage at her home last month, prosecutors said.

Curtis Jackson allegedly began destroying the woman's property during an argument June 23.

When she locked herself in her bedroom, Jackson kicked open the door and kicked her, authorities said.

Jackson was charged with five criminal counts, including one count of domestic violence and four counts of vandalism.

The charges also accuse Jackson of defacing "with graffiti and other inscribed material" the woman's property.

If convicted on all counts, Jackson could face up to five years in jail and US$46,000 in fines for allegedly injuring the woman and destroying US$7,100 in property during the altercation.

"Regardless of perceived celebrity or notoriety, domestic violence is a serious crime and alleged perpetrators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law by this office," City Atty. Mike Feuer said.

"We will continue to look out for the safety of all victims of domestic violence and seek justice for the alleged crimes."

LAPD officers responded to a call June 23 regarding a domestic violence incident at a condo in Toluca Lake.

The woman had previously been in a three-year relationship with Jackson and they have a child together, according to prosecutors.

Responding officers observed broken chandeliers and broken furniture throughout the woman's condo, authorities said.

Officers also reportedly saw a ransacked bedroom closet with the woman's clothes thrown all over the floor as well as a broken television and lamp.

The rapper/actor was not at the scene when officers arrived.

He could not immediately be reached for comment.

-MCT

Ad Feedback
Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content