We haven’t seen 50 Cent get in trouble with the law in quite some time, but he is now being charged with domestic violence and four counts of vandalism. Prosecutors say he attacked his ex-girlfriend at her condo in Toluca Lake, California.
The LAPD showed up to her condo on June 24, shortly after Curtis Jackson- 50’s real name- left the building. He had reportedly destroyed $7,100 of her property, and left her with a injury from kicking her.
Jackson, who will be “arraigned July 22 in Van Nuys Superior Court” was with his ex, who remains anonymous, for three years. They share a child together.
A rep from 50 Cent’s camp could not be reached, but City Attorney Mike Feuer gave a statement: “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.”
If convicted on all counts, Jackson could face up to five years in jail and $46,000 in fines.
While we love us some 50 cent, domestic violence is never acceptable. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, contact The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).