Trey Songz Ordered To Attend Anger Management After Allegedly Punching Woman, Dragging Her By The Hair
After accepting a plea deal for his alleged New York City bowling alley attack, Trey Songz will have to take anger management classes.
The troubled singer pleaded guilty on May 2 to a single disorderly conduct violation in connection after Songz was accused of repeatedly punching a woman in the face and dragging her by the hair inside the bathroom of the bowling alley last October, TMZ reports.
A man also claimed the singer punched him in the eye during the altercation. Songz turned himself into authorities weeks after the alleged attack and was given a desk appearance ticket.
With Songz pleading guilty and accepting the plea deal, prosecutors agreed to dismiss the 10 original charges against him, which included assault and aggravated harassment. Since the most serious charges were dropped, the R&B crooner will have to complete 12 anger management classes by August.
Sources close to the singer say he has already started.
“We appreciate the New York law enforcement and the District Attorney’s office for their comprehensive investigation and careful consideration of all evidence, which ultimately confirmed what we had known all along and resulted in the District Attorney’s office choosing not to pursue any of the original charges against our client,” Songz’s attorney, Mitchell Schuster, said.
“With each and every one of the 10 original charges now dismissed by operation of law, Trey looks forward to putting this matter behind him.”
The “I Invented Sex” singer hasn’t seen much success on the music scene in recent years while having his name tied to assault charges. In addition to the incident in New York City, Songz was named in a $25 million lawsuit by a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her at a party in March 2016, Vulture reported.
The woman, identified as Jane Doe, refiled the lawsuit and increased it by $5 million after having her initial $20 million lawsuit filed in February 2022 dismissed last November after Songz’s legal team argued the claim was past the statute of limitations.
In both lawsuits, the woman claimed to have had a consensual relationship with Songz and was expecting to get intimate again at the party in March 2016. But instead, Songz allegedly threw her to the ground and anally raped her as she screamed in pain, begging him to stop.
“This case is much more than about one singer and one viciously abused sexual-assault survivor who has the courage to take action,” Doe’s attorney, George Vrabeck, told Rolling Stone.