Flavor Flav Felony Assault Case Heading to Trial

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Flavor Flav Felony Assault Case Heading to Trial

Public Enemy hype man Flavor Flav going to trial for attacking girlfriend.

Published April 11, 2013

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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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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