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The domestic battery charge against Flavor Flav has been dropped according to new reports.
According to TMZ, the charges were dropped after the rapper failed to appeal on a coercion point in Henderson Municipal Court. He was reportedly fined $ 640 and will avoid jail time.
The Public Enemy star was arrested on October 4th in Henderson, Nevada on charges against a home battery. The rapper allegedly stuck his finger on the alleged victim's nose, grabbed her, threw her to the ground and grabbed a phone from her hand. The alleged victim in question was identified as a woman in a relationship with Flavor Flav and they had one minor child together. He was arrested the next day.
"Today the domestic violence charges against Mr. William Dayton (Flavor Flav) were dismissed," Flavor Flav attorneys David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld told TMZ. "Mr. Dayton admitted the non-violent act of telephoning as a crime during the incident in question and the case was closed by the court.
His lawyers also revealed that their client is now focused on sobering up: "Mr. Dayton and his family are grateful to bring this matter to a amicable conclusion and appreciate everyone's support as he continues his year-long journey of sobriety.
Flavor Flav – real name William Jonathan Drayton Jr. – has a history of arrests and convictions. He spent a month in prison in 1991 for attacking his then girlfriend. He was also detained for three months for shooting a neighbor two years later.
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