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The hip-hop and R&B artist and producer The-Dream was arrested Wednesday morning on felony assault charges, according to various sources, including TMZ.
According to TMZ, the producer (born Terius Nash) turned himself in to the NYPD after his ex-girlfriend Lydia Nam accused him of assaulting and strangling her in an argument at the Plaza Hotel in New York. The alleged assault took place in April 2013; Nam reported it in November.
[UPDATED: 12:07 P.M. Wed, May 7. Representatives for The-Dream released the following statement on his arrest: “Dream voluntarily surrendered to the Midtown North Precinct this morning in order to responsibly address the false allegations filed against him by Lydia Nam.He is innocent of the charges filed against him today, and we are confident that when this case is concluded and all the evidence has been reviewed, it will be clear that he is innocent.”]
At the time, Nam was pregnant with Nash’s son.
In addition to the two felony assault and stragulation charges, Nash was also booked on suspicion of three misdemeanors, including reckless endangerment and child endangerment.
The two had previously been involved in a domestic dispute in Newport Beach, but Nam declined to press charges and the case was dropped.
Nash is reportedly still in custody.