News: 50 Cent Gets His Day In Court After Domestic Violence Controversy
Monday, Aug 5, 2013 7:19AM
G-Unit leader 50 Cent is reportedly due in court today (August 5) after being accused of domestic violence earlier this summer by an alleged ex-girlfriend.
Fif is expected to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom some time Monday to learn his fate.
Rapper and actor 50-Cent faces arraignment on charges that he attacked his ex-girlfriend and trashed her condo. The hearing for the singer, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was scheduled for Monday. If convicted, the "In Da Club" singer faces up to five years in jail and $46,000 in fines. The woman told police that during a June 23 argument, Jackson began destroying property at her Toluca Lake condo before she locked herself in a bedroom. She says Jackson kicked open the bedroom door and kicked her, causing injury. (AP)
Initial plans were for Fif to be arraigned last month.
The arraignment for rapper 50 Cent, who is charged with assaulting an ex-girlfriend, was postponed Monday. The 37-year-old artist, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, faces one count of domestic violence and four counts of vandalism stemming from a June 23 incident in Toluca Lake. The arraignment is now scheduled for Aug. 5. (CBS Local)
Recently, reports of model Daphne Joy's child's birth certificate not having 50's name listed on it emerged.
50 Cent didn't father a child with ex-GF Daphne Joy -- the woman he allegedly attacked during a domestic violence incident last month -- at least according to the child's birth certificate ... but the document doesn't rule out 50 either. Not even close. TMZ obtained the certificate -- which shows Daphne is the mom -- but it doesn't list a father. The daddy field is blank, which means one of two things ... A) Daphne didn't know who the dad was, or B) she didn't want to say. (TMZ)
Joy had an attorney formally speak out on the domestic violence accusations earlier this summer.
Daphne Joy, who was born in the Philippines, has a baby by the rapper and is now focusing on safety for the child and herself, said Jim Yeager, a spokesman for the Los Angeles law firm of Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, which is representing her. The alleged victim, whose name wasn't earlier disclosed by authorities, released her name Friday through Yeager. "Daphne Joy and Curtis Jackson have been together for a few years in an exclusive relationship," said a statement by the law firm. "They had a child and now Daphne's number one priority is to ensure both her and the baby's safety during this difficult time. We also hope everyone will respect her and the baby's privacy." (CNN)