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Director Ordered to Make Domestic Violence Film

“Boyz N The Hood” director John Singleton must produce a 15- to 30-minute film on domestic violence as part of his sentence for attacking an ex-girlfriend during an argument about child visitation rights.

Singleton, 31, was sentenced Tuesday by Municipal Judge Susan Isacoff. Singleton pleaded no contest to one count of battery. The judge placed Singleton on three years probation. He must attend domestic violence counseling, said City Atty. Jim Hahn.

The director of “Rosewood” was charged with the misdemeanor count after a Jan. 2 argument that occurred when the 28-year-old mother of his 6-year-old daughter arrived at his home to pick up the girl. The names of the mother and daughter were not released.

The victim and an unidentified woman friend who accompanied her to Singleton’s home told police Singleton struck his ex-girlfriend repeatedly with his fist. The two said he grabbed her neck, choked her and yelled at her to leave his Ladera Heights home.

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Police found a scratch and bruise on her face. The two women said that Singleton ended the attack when his daughter pleaded with him to stop hitting her mother, prosecutors said.


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