Rapper Trey Songz has turned himself into the LAPD on a domestic violence charge.
As TMZ report, the charge originates from Andrea Buera, a longtime peer of Songz’. Songz allegedly attacked Buera at a party “with such force it was as if two men were fighting” during last month’s NBA All Stars Weekend, before throwing both her phones down a hill when she attempted to call an Uber. It is reported the altercation came about due to Buera ‘speaking to another man’.
Today, Songz turned himself into the police whilst accompanied by his lawyer Shawn Holley, and was released following a payment of $50,000 bond.
In a tweet posted shortly after, Songz denied the accusations. “For weeks my lawyers and management have asked me not to comment on this, and I initially agreed, but this morning I feel that my fam, the women that raised me, my friends and fans – especially the youth – need to hear from me,” he wrote, adding: “I am being lied on and falsely accused for someone’s personal gain.”
For weeks my lawyers & Mgmt have asked me not to comment on this and I initially agreed but this morning I feel that my fam, the women that raised me, my friends & fans especially the youth need to hear from me. I am being lied on and falsely accused for someone’s personal gain
— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) March 19, 2018
Earlier this month, Buera was granted a restraining order against Songz. Her attorney, Lisa Bloom, made the request as she was is afraid that she would run into the artist again in LA.
“We are taking this step today to protect my client’s right to peacefully live and work, and we will continue to fully cooperate with law enforcement’s investigation of this serious matter,” Bloom said. “We are asking just one of them with a conscience to reach out to us and tell us what they saw.”
Upon hearing that the judge had given the restraining order, Bloom posted on Twitter: “There’s no excuse for violence against women. It must stop. It stops when [we] stand with victims.”