Gravy Due in Court for Domestic Violence
Notorious star and rapper Gravy is due to answer criminal charges stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident last year.
On September 14, 2008, Gravy (Jamal Woolard) was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault, menacing, and harassment of his spouse Trina Younger.
In the police report, Younger alleges the confrontation began after Woolard did not come home the previous night.
According to the report, Younger confirmed to authorities that dispute became physical after she dared the fledgling actor to strike her.
Furthermore, the report details the arrest was completed after Gravy himself confirmed the assault, allegedly stating, "She wouldn't stop pushing me, so I snuffed her."
Gravy's mother-in-law, with whom the couple lived with during the early filming of Notorious, disputes the validity of her daughter's accusation.
"I know he wouldn't hit her. He's not like that," explained Roslyn Younger to the New York Post. "Most definitely, they have a good relationship. That's impossible. I think it's made up. He's a loving husband and I never heard of anything like that before in my life."
Gravy and Trina Younger were married seven months ago, but have been together for the last five years.
Gravy has received near universal praise from critics for his portrayal of Hip-Hop icon The Notorious B.I.G.
Last weekend, Notorious grossed $21.5 million in limited theater showings, making it the largest opening weekend ever for Fox Searchlight.
At press time, Woolard could not be reached for comment.