50 Cent charged with domestic violence and vandalism by ex-girlfriend

Jeff Bottari

Rapper-turned-boxing promoter Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson has been charged with one count of domestic violence and four counts of vandalism in a case involving an ex-girlfriend.

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, who has added boxing promotion to his list of professions, has been charged with one count of domestic violence and four charges of vandalism, according to a report at CNN.com.

The woman is not identified specifically, only noted as an ex-girlfriend.

"During an argument, Jackson allegedly began destroying the female's property," the prosecutor said. "Allegedly when the female locked herself in her bedroom, Jackson kicked-open the bedroom door and kicked her, causing an injury."

Police found broken chandeliers and furniture throughout the home, and the bedroom was ransacked with clothes thrown all over the floor and a television and lamp broken, the release said.

Investigators estimated 50 Cent left $7,100 in damaged property before leaving the scene before police arrived.
Jackson's arraignment is set for July 22 at the Van Nuys Superior Court. The maximum punishment if convicted on all counts would be five years in jail and $46,000 in fines.

"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."

Jackson is a promoter for this week's edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights, an event in Hartfort, Conn., billed as a birthday bash for the 37-year-old promoter/rapper/whatever else.

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