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Empire star, ‘Hakeem Lyon’ Jailed For Domestic Violence

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Empire star, 'Hakeem Lyon' Jailed For Domestic Violence

Empire star, Bryshere Gray, who played the role of Hakeem Lyon in Fox’s Empire series, has been stated to have entered a guilty plea in his domestic violence case.

As part of his plea agreement, per the latest report, Gray will be required to spend a brief period in jail.

Complex.com reports that Gray pleaded guilty to felony aggravated assault. He has also been sentenced to spend 10 days in county jail, in addition to being required to participate in a probation program for three years.

Additionally, Gray has been ordered to pay restitution and enrol in a domestic violence offender treatment program. Other related charges, according to court records viewed by Complex, were dismissed.

In July 2020, a regional ABC outlet reported that Gray had been arrested in Goodyear, Arizona, connected with a domestic violence incident.

Police said at the time that they had first replied to a Circle K convenience store in the area around 10:15 p.m. after getting a 911 call alerting them of a woman who had been assaulted.

Later confirmed to have been Gray’s wife, the victim had flagged down a citizen for help after she said she had been assaulted at home for “hours” by Gray.

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