50 Cent Escapes Criminal Charges After Mic-Throwing Incident

The case could reopen if other incidents occur.

50 Cent has avoided criminal charges after throwing a microphone off stage and allegedly striking a concertgoer, according to TMZ.

During the rapper’s Aug. 30 show at the Arena, an attendee recorded a video in which the 48-year-old rapper tossed two malfunctioning microphones from the stage towards the crew located close to the audience. One of the microphones allegedly hit Bryhana Monegain, a host at Power 106 radio.

"This is an unfortunate isolated incident where someone was in a restricted area they should not have been," a source told PEOPLE after the incident.

Scott Leemon, an attorney for 50 Cent, denied that the incident was deliberate.

"Let's be very clear, as I told LAPD this afternoon, my client Curtis would never intentionally strike anyone with a microphone," Leemon told PEOPLE in a statement. "Anyone saying something different doesn't have all the facts and is misinformed."

Monegain filed a police report after the incident.  Police initially presented the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney as a felony, but the district attorney's office later referred it to the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office.

The city attorney’s office told  TMZ that no criminal charges were filed against the “In Da Club” rapper and will not be filed as long as he stays out of trouble.

“We're told the case will remain open for one year from the date of the incident…and it could be re-evaluated for possible criminal charges should there be any further incidents between 50 and Bryhana,” TMZ also wrote

50 Cent is currently touring for The Final Lap, celebrating the 20th anniversary of his debut album, “Get Rich or Die Tryin.'” The tour started in Amsterdam on Sept. 28 and will end in Auckland, New Zealand on Dec. 14.

Monegain took a social media hiatus to recuperate “physically and mentally,” as seen in her Oct. 18 Instagram post. She also expressed her gratitude to her supporters and announced her return to Power 106.


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