Rapper 50 Cent gets probation in domestic violence case

LOS ANGELES Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:13pm EDT

Rap artist Curtis Jackson, known as 50 Cent, arrives at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California in this November 18, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn/Files

Rap artist Curtis Jackson, known as 50 Cent, arrives at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California in this November 18, 2012 file photo.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American rapper 50 Cent on Monday struck a deal with Los Angeles prosecutors for three years' probation and 30 days of community service after allegedly kicking the mother of his child and destroying her property during a June altercation.

The 38-year-old rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, pleaded no contest to a single count of misdemeanor vandalism while three vandalism counts and one count of misdemeanor domestic violence were dropped, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Superior Court said.

The Grammy winner was accused of kicking open a door at the condominium of his former girlfriend, model Daphne Narvaez, who is also known as Daphne Joy, in the Toluca Lake community of Los Angeles, kicking her and destroying a piece of furniture, chandelier and television.

It was revealed after 50 Cent was charged that he had fathered a child with Narvaez.

He must also pay $7,100 in restitution and $2,390 in fines.

50 Cent's attorney, Scott Leemon, also said the "In da Club" rapper will also attend counseling sessions.

In August, 50 Cent, who could have faced a maximum penalty of five years in jail and $46,000 if convicted on all counts, pleaded not guilty to the five counts before agreeing to the plea deal.

The rapper shot to fame with his 2003 debut studio album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," which has sold about 15 million copies globally, making it one of the best-selling rap albums of all time.

He also starred in the 2005 semi-autobiographical film of the same name. He had a role in the 2006 war drama "Home of the Brave" and will appear alongside Nicolas Cage and John Cusack in upcoming crime-thriller film "The Frozen Ground."

(Reporting by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Piya Sinha-Roy and Richard Chang)

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Comments (3)
Bayou_Crier wrote:
He is an ex-heroin dealer, felon and violent thug who needs anger management class.

10월 28, 2013 10:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
GotSmile wrote:
Typical injustice, seems to me, that some people such as 50cents is mighty lucky to not serve jail time even though he has a violent criminal past. It’s my opinion, there is nothing fair and balanced about our legal system. Many people I know of, including me, had no priors, had one tiny offense and the book was thrown at them and they did hard-time cause they had a bad lawyer or a had to deal with a prosecutor/judge who didn’t take their nappy time … I use to be a big time flag waver, always walk the walk, really believed in our country as decent environment to raise my children until I had to deal with our legal system and masses of parasitical lawyers, what an ongoing nightmare, the system seems to be made to protect the guilty and smash the innocent. Some lessons are too painful for words

10월 29, 2013 2:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:
Oh BIG BAD dude, beating up his woman. Wow, you a gangsta’ aren’t you??

10월 31, 2013 9:08am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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