Ray J charged with battery, assault in police assault case


Singer-reality star, Ray J, has been charged by the Los Angeles County D.A. with 10 crimes, including misdemeanor battery charge, four counts of resisting arrest, three counts of assault and battery and two counts of vandalism. All charges are misdemeanors.

TMZ initially reported back in May that Ray J had been arrested in Beverly Hills, California, after a woman accused him of fondling her inappropriately. Ray J is said to have brushed against the woman’s backside at a hotel bar on May 30. The woman called the police and Ray J allegedly became belligerent with the cops and was subsequently arrested. While in custody in the police car, he reportedly kicked out a window in the vehicle and spat on an officer.

The D.A. initially dismissed the accusation of battery, stating in May that the contact with the woman was believed to be “incidental.” Ray J claimed that he kicked the window of the cop car due to a claustrophobic panic.

Neither Ray J nor his team have issued a statement on the charges.

Ray J also made headlines in May for allegedly writing a check to his infamous ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian. Kardashian shot to fame after she appeared in a sex tape with Ray J in 2005; and in May she wed her longtime boyfriend, superstar rapper Kanye West. He reportedly sent her a check for a little over $47,000 — his profits from the sex tape — as a wedding gift.

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