Trey Songz will go back to court in the new year.
The R&B star’s defense attorney on Tuesday requested a court delay over an altercation in October at a bowling alley on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where he allegedly punched two people.
The “Slow Motion” and “Mr. The Steal Your Girl singer, 38, was given a desk ticket in the case, forcing him to appear in court on Tuesday to face charges. But in light of his defense attorney’s request for an adjournment, the appearance was pushed back to Jan. 19, according to a spokesman for the Manhattan Attorney’s Office. (No arrest warrant was issued.)
His attorney Mitchell Schuster said he and his client – real name Tremaine Aldon Neverson – have been communicating with law enforcement officials since the “minor altercation.”
“Trey has cooperated and will continue to cooperate with the NYPD and the New York District Attorney’s Office regarding all complaints from two unruly individuals at the bowling alley,” Schuster said in a statement provided to the Times on Tuesday.
“Trey takes this investigation seriously and wants to help police get to the bottom of what happened that night,” he said.
Schuster added that the NYPD and the Manhattan Attorney’s Office had agreed to issue Songz the ticket to appear at the desk so that he could voluntarily appear in court to face charges in the ongoing misdemeanor case Schuster said that the alleged victims did not suffer any serious injuries. DATs, issued by an arresting officer for less serious crimes, release an accused person from custody before indictment and require the arrested person to appear in criminal court on a later designated date to be charged.
“Trey looks forward to a thorough and orderly investigation into this complaint and is confident that Trey will be cleared of any wrongdoing once authorities complete their review,” Schuster said.
According to TMZ, Songz allegedly hit a woman in the face while in a bowling alley bathroom. The site also reported that there was a second alleged victim – a man who claims the entertainer punched him in the eye.
The Grammy-nominated singer turned himself in at an NYPD station in recent weeks, TMZ reported Tuesday, and he was booked, ticketed to the desk gig for assault and released. The case is the latest in a series of legal troubles dogging Songz, who has faced allegations of misconduct for years.
Earlier last month, a Los Angeles judge dismissed a $20 million lawsuit accusing him of rape after his defense team argued that the lawsuit was not statute-barred. The woman who brought the case in December 2021 claimed he sexually assaulted her on New Year’s Day 2018. Songz denied the allegations.
The entertainer was arrested at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, in January 2021 after being accused of clashing with police officers over complaints that he failed to follow coronavirus protocols and other rules at the AFC championship game. However, no criminal charges have been filed, the Associated Press reported.
In November 2021, former college basketball player Dylan Gonzalez alleged that Songz raped her “at a well-known Las Vegas hotel.”
A woman previously accused the R&B artist of punching and choking her during a 2018 altercation at a Hollywood Hills home. In January 2017, “Nope” actor Keke Palmer accused Songz of “sexual intimidation” after allegedly filming her without her knowledge and using the footage in one of his music videos without her consent.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-12-20/trey-songz-bowling-alley-altercation Trey Songz is confident he will be cleared of any wrongdoing