James Brown Pleads To Domestic Violence
6/14 UPDATE--James Brown has pleaded no contest to a domestic violence charge, but will serve no jail time. Instead, the 71-year-old singer will forfeit a $1087 bond as punishment for the January incident at the South Carolina home he shared with wife Tomi Rea Brown (Brown was charged with pushing her to the ground during an argument). According to cops, Brown's wife suffered "scratches and bruises to her right arm and hip" during the bedroom beef. While Brown's plea wipes the case from the Aiken County court docket, his classic bathrobe mug shot is, thankfully, going nowhere.
JANUARY 28--James Brown was arrested today on a domestic violence charge after allegedly pushing his wife to the floor during an argument at the couple's South Carolina home. The 70-year-old singer was nabbed by deputies with the Aiken County Sheriff's Office who responded to a 911 call apparently placed by 33-year-old Tomi Rea Brown. The woman suffered "scratches and bruises to her right arm and hip" during the bedroom dispute, according to investigators. Brown, who has a well-known history of arrests and bizarre behavior, was booked into the local lockup, where the below mug shots were taken. Last July, Brown took out an ad in "Variety" to announce that he and his wife had made a "mutual show business decision" to "go their separate ways." It is unclear whether that anticipated separation and/or divorce has occurred. (1 page)