37-year-old Curtis Jackson, more popularly known as multi-platinum rapper 50 Cent, pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges in a Los Angeles court Monday.
Jackson allegedly kicked his ex-girlfriend, model-actress Daphne Joy, during an argument and then raged through her condo. Authorities claim that Jackson caused $7,100 in damage to the residence, including breaking furniture and chandeliers, before fleeing the scene.
The city prosecutor’s office released a statement the described the incident: “Allegedly when the female locked herself in her bedroom, Jackson kicked open the bedroom door and kicked her, causing an injury.”
Although the prosecution initially planned to keep Joy’s identity under wraps, her lawyer reveled it to CNN last month.
Jackson and Joy have a child together and dated exclusively for years. While Jackson is instantly recognizable, Joy is a more humble celebrity (if such a things exists) having appeared in several television shows. Her biggest role to date was as a mermaid in “Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” which was released to lukewarm reviews in 2011.
If found guilty of the charges Jackson could receive $46,000 in fines and up to 5 years in prison.