After an altercation with the alleged mother of his child, 50 Cent has been charged with one misdemeanor count of domestic violence and four misdemeanor counts of vandalism, according to Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer.
People.com reports that on June 23, the hip hop star got into a fight at the condo of the alleged victim in Toluca, California, which resulted in her injury and $7,100 worth of damaged property. 50 Cent, legal name Curtis Jackson, left before the police arrived. Feuer says that the officers noted broken furniture and chandeliers, a damaged television and a ravaged bedroom closet.
"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," Feuer said in a statement. "We will continue to look out for the safety of all victims of domestic violence and seek justice for the alleged crimes."
Though police have yet to identify the woman accusing the "In da Club" rapper, TMZ.com is speculating that model Daphne Joy is the ex-girlfriend involved. 50 and Joy publically dated several years ago, but it was never reported the couple had a child together.
This isn't the first time Fif has made news for a nasty dispute with an ex. In 2008 Shaniqua Tompkins accussed 50 of setting fire to his Long Island home where she lived with their son, Marquise Jackson.
In January, 50 reportedly forced Tompkins to quit the cast of TLC's Starter Wives, which features women who have dated famous men. “Shaniqua Tompkins started out taping and was really great on the show, but after she started 50 Cent got mad and made her stop,” a source told RadarOnline.com. Tompkins was in a relationship with the G-Unit star prior to his rise to stardom in 2003. Their son, Marquise, was born in 1997. Tompkins told Bossip.com last year that their relationship was unpredictable: "It has its ups and downs. It’s a hard relationship to explain. He’s a bitter man, very bitter."
If convicted of these new charges, 50 could face a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $46,000 fine. His arraignment is scheduled for July 22.
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