Trey Songz turned himself in Monday morning to face a felony domestic assault charge.
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to Page Six that 33-year-old Songz was arrested over the NBA All-Star weekend incident in which he allegedly beat up a woman named Andrea Buera.
Songz subsequently was released and made his first statement about his recent legal issues on Twitter.
“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,” he wrote. “I am being lied on and falsely accused for someone’s personal gain.”
Buera’s attorney Lisa Bloom told Page Six they’re prepared to take any next legal steps.
“We are delighted at the news that Trey Songz has been arrested for felony domestic assault against my client Andrea Buera,” she said. “Andrea will fully cooperate with the investigation and is ready, willing, and able to testify at trial, should that be necessary. We urge any witnesses to contact the Los Angeles police.”
Songz’s attorney didn’t immediately return our request for comment.
Source: Page Six (Francesca Bacardi)
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