Ray J found himself in legal hot water on Tuesday.
The singer and actor was arraigned on charges of sexual battery, vandalism, battery of a police officer and resisting and delaying a peace officer, stemming from a May incident at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel bar during which he allegedly groped a woman.
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The 33-year-old Ray J, real name Willie Jay Norwood Jr., faces four years in county jail if convicted of all counts, which are misdemeanors.
Norwood pleaded not guilty through his attorney, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday.
Ray J was placed under arrest May 30 after allegedly groping a woman, then refused to leave the premises. The “Let it Go” singer also reportedly broke the window of a patrol car and spat on a police officer while in custody, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday.
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According to the Beverly Hills Police Department, which is investigating the case, Ray J got into an altercation at the hotel bar after he was accused of grabbing a woman’s buttocks. Norwood agreed to leave the hotel after speaking with police officers, but grew belligerent with the valets and subsequently refused to leave, police said.
After being placed in the back of a police car, Ray J shattered the side window of the car with his feet, police said. After being removed from the car so that his feet could be restrained he “became combative” and spat in an officer’s face, according to police.