50 Cent pleads not guilty to domestic violence

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Rapper and actor 50 Cent stood silently before a judge on Monday as his attorney entered his plea of not guilty to domestic violence and vandalism charges involving an ex-girlfriend who is the mother of his child.

The performer, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was given a long list of instructions by Superior Court Judge Bernard J. Kamins, who told him to stay away from Daphne Narvarez and forbid him from contacting her by phone or email.

He also was told not to possess any weapons or try to dissuade witnesses from coming to court.

The 37-year-old “In Da Club” singer was ordered to return to court on Sept. 4 for a pretrial hearing.

Jackson was charged after Narvarez reported that he had trashed her Toluca Lake condo and kicked her during an argument. Police said property worth $7,100 was destroyed.

Outside court, defense attorney Scott Leemon said his client denies the allegations.

Narvarez told police that during a June 23 argument, Jackson began destroying property at her Toluca Lake condo before she locked herself in a bedroom. She also said Jackson kicked open the bedroom door and kicked her, causing injury.

Police said Jackson was gone when they arrived, and they saw broken items including chandeliers, furniture and a television.

Narvarez said she had a three-year relationship with Jackson.

He was charged with domestic violence and four counts of vandalism.. If convicted, he could face up to five years behind bars and $46,000 in fines

Jackson, somber in a dark suit and tie, was rushed out of court to a waiting SUV. A process server tried to deliver unspecified legal documents to him by placing them on the windshield of the car, but the papers flew away.

The Queens-raised rapper has referenced drug dealing and violence in songs and is known for having survived nine gunshots in an attempted assassination.

Jackson also has worked as an actor. He starred in an autobiographical account of his life as a drug dealer in “Get Rich or Die Tryin“’.

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