Flavor Flav Felony Assault Case Heading to Trial

Public Enemy hype man going to trial for attacking girlfriend.

Posted: 04/11/2013 02:00 PM EDT
Flavor Flav

Flavor Flav will go to trial for pulling a knife on a 17-year-old. The former "Strange Love" star is accused of attacking the son of his girlfriend, Elizabeth Trujillo, leading a Las Vegas judge to rule Wednesday (April 10) that there is enough evidence to warrant a trial.

Flav, 54, born William Drayton, wasn't at yesterday's evidence hearing, but the teenager was on hand to testify that last October Flav chased him through the house — knife in hand — after an argument with Trujillo got out of control.

The son said that a verbal disagreement over Flav's alleged infidelity somehow turned physical, so he jumped in to protect his mother. He wrestled the petite New Yorker to the ground and put him in a headlock. Flav broke loose and gave chase (knife still in hand), threatening his life.

The Public Enemy hype man's attorney says he attacked the 6-foot-3-inch, 200-pound minor out of self-defense.

An arraignment date has been scheduled for April 18. Flav is looking at felony assault with a weapon and child endangerment charges.

If convicted, he faces up to 12 years.

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