Rapper and TV Star Flavor Flav Arrested Amid Celebrating Sobriety

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Rapper and reality TV star Flavor Flav has been charged with misdemeanor domestic battery in Nevada after he allegedly grabbed a female member of his household.

The charismatic man known for wearing a large analog clock around his neck has a history of legal problems going back 20 plus years.

The Public Enemy co-founder was arrested on October 5th, after Henderson Police responded to a “domestic disturbance” call at 11:40 p.m. October 4th on the block of million-dollar homes where he lives just south of Las Vegas, said police.

The rapper, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton, Jr., was booked into the Henderson Detention Center on the single misdemeanor count, police said.

According to the criminal complaint filed October 18th, Drayton had an altercation with the female victim related to him by blood, marriage or a domestic relationship.

“In alleged domestic violence cases, there are two sides to the story, and we look forward to explaining our side in a courtroom,” Flav’s lawyer David Chesnoff stated.

Flav, 62, hasn’t commented on the incident.  He did share an Instagram post celebrating his sobriety. His spokesperson said Flav recently celebrated his “official one-year mark of no alcohol, along with 15 months of no cigarettes and 13 years of no hard drugs.”

“I appreciate everyone’s support as I continue one day at a time in my sobriety. I am engaged with a support group and staying strong and healthy so I can continue to focus on my recovery,” Flav said in a statement.



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