Rap superstar and fledgling boxing promoter Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson was charged by Los Angeles police Wednesday with one count of domestic violence and four counts of vandalism, but his boxing card scheduled to be televised by ESPN2 and ESPN Desportes will go on.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Jackson allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend, the mother of his child, and vandalized her home. The Times report assessed the value of her damaged property at $7,100.
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer told the Times that Jackson faces up to five years in jail and $46,000 in fines if convicted on all counts.
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. We will continue to look out for the safety of all victims of domestic violence and seek justice for the alleged crimes.
The Times reported the incident occurred June 23 in Toluca Lake, Calif.
Jackson's company, SMS Promotions, is promoting a boxing card, along with his own birthday party, on Friday at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. The main event pits Eleider "Storm" Alvarez against Allan "Ghost Dog" Green.
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