50 Cent is facing criminal charges in Los Angeles today after prosecutors accused the G-Unit rapper of assualting an ex-girlfriend and ransacking her bedroom during an argument at her Los Angeles condo last month.
50, also known as Curtis Jackson, was charged with one count of domestic violence and four counts of vandalism. 50 is alleged to have kicked the woman, described only as a “former girlfriend”, who “had previously been in a three-year relationship with Jackson and they have a child in common.”
Police responded to a domestic violence call on June 23 at the woman’s home in the Toluca Lake community. According to Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, “During an argument, Jackson allegedly began destroying the female’s property. Allegedly when the female locked herself in her bedroom, Jackson kicked-open the bedroom door and kicked her, causing an injury.”
“Regardless of perceived celebrity or notoriety, domestic violence is a serious crime, and alleged perpetrators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law by this office,” Feuer said.
“We will continue to look out for the safety of all victims of domestic violence and seek justice for the alleged crimes.”
Police estimate 50 Cent caused $7,100 in damaged property. Broken furniture was found throughout the home, with a busted television, lamp and clothes tossed around the room. 50 left the scene before police arrived.
50′s arraignment is scheduled for July 22 at the Van Nuys Superior Court.