The rapper, 37, has been charged with one misdemeanor count of domestic violence and four misdemeanor counts of vandalism after an alleged run-in with a former girlfriend, according to Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer.
Jackson allegedly injured the unidentified woman and destroyed $7,100 of her property during an altercation at her Toluca Lake, Calif., condo on June 23, the City Attorney says. The exes had been in a three-year relationship and had a child together.
“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 says in a statement. “We will continue to look out for the safety of all victims of domestic violence and seek justice for the alleged crimes.”
When officers responded to a call, they observed broken chandeliers and broken furniture, a ransacked bedroom closet and broken television through the living space, according to the City Attorney. Jackson fled the scene before officers arrived.
If convicted, 50 faces a maximum penalty of five years in jail and $46,000 in fines.
Arraignment is scheduled for July 22.