Flavor Flav has decided to fight criminal charges against him stemming from a dispute last week in his Las Vegas home with his fiancé and her 17-year-old son.
The rapper, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton, Jr., and his lawyer, Tony Abbatangelo, told the Associated Press on Monday that his client plans on entering a “not guilty” plea on the charges he was accused of last week.
Police were called to Drayton’s residence in the very early hours of the 17th, where it was found that Drayton and his 39-year-old fiancé, Liz Trujillo, had been arguing, which led to Liz being pushed down to the ground by Drayton. Afterwards, Drayton was accused of wielding two knives as he chased his girlfriends 17-year-old son around the home.
The 53-year-old Flav was arrested and booked on two charges, felony assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor domestic violence. If convicted on the felony Flavor Flav could receive 6 years in prison while the misdemeanor carries a 6 month sentence.
Trujillo reported to police her earring was ripped out during the incident that she said stemmed from an argument over infidelity. She also told police her son intervened after Drayton grabbed her and twice threw her to the ground. When the teen intervened, the two males wrestled on the ground before Drayton grabbed the knives and chased him into a room threatening him after kicking in a door the teen had locked himself behind.
Flavor Flav admitted to the scuffle with both Trujillo and her son but denied he threatened the son with the knives.
Not only is Flav looking to fight the charges against him, but he also wants to reconcile the 8 year-long relationship between him and Trujillo, which he has had one other child with.
“They’ve been together a long time, and they want to work this out,” Abbatangelo said. “We want what’s best for the family.”
An evidence hearing in the case is set for November 22nd.