“Empire” star Morocco Omari encountered some real-life drama on Wednesday.
Omari, who plays Tariq on the Fox series “Empire,” was arrested and charged with domestic battery on Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the Chicago Police Department told TheWrap on Thursday.
The CPD spokeswoman told TheWrap that police responded to a battery call regarding a battery. The 24-year-old female victim told police that she and her boyfriend Morocco had engaged in an argument, during which the actor pushed her to the ground several times, resulting in injuries to her neck and chest.
Omari was arrested on a misdemeanor account of domestic battery, and is expected in court Thursday.
In a statement to TheWrap, Omari’s publicist, Tim Yates, called the accusations “blatantly false.”
“Morocco would like to thank his fans for their support. After extensive investigation into the events of the past day, it is abundantly clear that the allegations made against Morocco are blatantly false. Morocco was brought up by his mother and grandmother and is the proud father of two minor daughters. He has long been an advocate of anti-violence against women. Morocco proudly served the United States in Operation Desert Storm and was honorably discharged from the Marines after his Combat Tour,” Yates said. “n the past two decades Morocco has had but two long term relationships. He has never displayed any hint of violence toward women and never will. Violence against women simply isn’t in Omari’s DNA. We would like to thank the Chicago Police Department and are extremely confident that Morocco will be completely vindicated in this matter.”
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