Ray J Arrested at Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Ray J was arrested at the Beverly Wilshire hotel during a Friday evening incident that ended with the singer allegedly smashing the side window of a police vehicle with his foot, authorities stated.
The 33-year-old entertainer, whose real name is William Ray Norwood Jr., has been charged with vandalism, resisting arrest and battery, the Beverly Hills Police Department said in a news release.
A rep for the entertainer declined comment when contacted by THR, as did a spokesperson for the Beverly Wilshire hotel.
The incident is said to have begun with a bar altercation and an allegation of sexual battery that was later dismissed, police stated. But apparently a confrontation escalated in the valet area of the luxury hotel.
"After speaking to officers, Mr. Norwood agreed to leave the hotel. He subsequently entered the valet area and became belligerent with the valets and refused to leave," the Beverly Hills police statement read. "Hotel security requested to make a private persons arrest after repeatedly asking Mr. Norwood to leave. After the uniform police officers took Mr. Norwood into custody and placed him in the rear of a police vehicle, he became belligerent and used his feet to shatter the side window of the police vehicle."
Ray J's bond was set at $20,000 and he was released Saturday, authorities stated. Aside from a reality TV soundtrack, the artist's most recent studio album was 2008's All I Feel.