hotel May 31, 2014 | Singer/producer Ray J, seen here last summer in New York, was arrested site Friday in L.A. / Josiah Kamau, BuzzFoto/FilmMagic/Getty Images by Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY by Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY Filed Under USA Today people ADVERTISEMENT While newlywed Kim Kardashian is off attending a wedding in Prague with husband Kanye West , the ex-boyfriend who helped put her name (and her famous bum) on the map via a 2003 sex tape is back in the news as well. And not in a good way. Singer/producer/reality star Ray J was arrested Friday in Beverly Hills after kicking out a patrol car window and spitting at an officer outside a hotel, where police had been called to investigate an accusation he’d inappropriately touched a woman at the bar. Officers found the contact was incidental, and the singer agreed to leave. But police say Ray J, whose legal name is William Ray Norwood, then refused to leave, became unruly and used his feet to shatter a patrol car window after being taken into custody.
According to a law enforcement source, the police were initially called to the scene because the 33-year-old made contact with an unidentified woman’s bottom in the bar. Listen to songs of Ray J on Gaana.com Although it was determined to be “incidental” and not sexual battery, Ray J was asked to leave the hotel, but he allegedly refused to leave. So, security made a citizen’s arrest. The situation is said to have escalated further when law enforcement officer arrived at the scene and the “I hit it first” hitmaker kicked out the back window of the police car and spat in an arresting officer’s face as he was being handcuffed. He was booked for trespassing, resisting arrest, vandalism and battery on a police officer, and later released.
He was then removed from the car so the police could restrain his feet to prevent him from kicking. At this point Ray J became even more angry and combative. He allegedly swung at the officers and even spit in the face of one of them. He became belligerent and used his feet to shatter the side window of the police vehicle, according to the police statement . Police were eventually able to take Ray J back to the station and he was charged with trespassing, private persons arrest, vandalism on a police car, resisting arrest and battery on a police officer. His bail was set at $20,000 and he was released a short time after his arrest.
Ray J. Arrested For Touching Girls Backside, Spitting On Cop | The Chicago Defender
Ray J, whose real name is Ray Norwood Jr., was booked on trespassing, battery for allegedly spitting on an officer, vandalism and resisting arrest, the Beverly Hills Police Department said in a news release. The incident is said to have begun with a hotel bar altercation, but apparently escalated in the valet area of the luxury hotel. After speaking to officers, Mr. Norwood agreed to leave the hotel. He subsequently entered the valet area and became belligerent with the valets and refused to leave. Hotel security requested to make a private persons arrest after repeatedly asking Mr.
Ray J. allegedly behaved belligerently toward officers, sothey handcuffed and escorted him to their squad car, where he was placed in the back seat. Once Ray J., who catapultedto fame back in 2007 after he and Kim Kardashian made a sex tape, was seated in the squad cars rear, he allegedly was so upset by hisarrest that he kicked out the vehicles side window. The 33-year-olds antics did not allegedly stop with the act of vandalism, though, he then reportedly spat in the face of an officerto boot. Bail for the man who was linked to songstress Whitney Houston right before her death was set at $20,000.