Report: The-Dream’s Domestic Violence Charge Dismissed

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: The-Dream poses for a photo at SiriusXM Studios on February 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Report: The-Dream’s Domestic Violence Charge Dismissed

New York prosecutors determine assault case can’t be proven beyond reasonable doubt.

Published March 13, 2015

The-Dream's weekend just got a lot better as prosecutors dismissed domestic violence charges made against him on Thursday (March 12).


The-Dream, who has penned some of pop music's biggest hits, was charged in April 2012 with choking and roughing up his then-pregnant girlfriend, Lydia Nam. She made a report to the authorities, telling them that the famed producer threatened to kill her "like O.J. Simpson killed Nicole Brown" during the altercation.

According to the New York Daily News, during a brief appearance in Manhattan Criminal Court, however, Nash was cleared of all charges, including felony assault and strangulation.

"After a thorough investigation, we have determined that we cannot prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt," prosecutor Jacqueline Cornell said.

Following the news, the "Falsetto" singer left the courthouse relieved, saying that he felt "joy" after the result was announced and even did a short dance beside the elevators. "God has a way," he said as he left. "I'm relieved."

The-Dream and his new wife, Lalonne Martinez, walked hand-in-hand as they left the courthouse. is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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(Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Written by Moriba Cummings


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