Rap star Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson avoided five years in prison and around $46,000 in fines on Monday, October 28, when the domestic violence and vandalism charges filed against him for assaulting his ex-girlfriend Daphne Joy Narvaez got dismissed. The charges stem from a June 23 argument inside Narvaez' condo, when the "Street King Immortal" artist allegedly started destroying about $7,100 worth of her property, which included broken furniture and chandeliers throughout the place, a broken TV and a broken lamp and a ransacked bedroom closet.
The dismissal came after he agreed with the Los Angeles City Attorney in a Van Nuys, California court to plead guilty to one of the four counts of misdemeanor vandalism that were filed against him. That count deals with the door of the condo which Jackson kicked down after Narvaez locked herself in her bedroom, the door technically being under the ownership of the landlord.
Jackson was instead sentenced to three years of unsupervised probation and ordered to render 30 days of community service and attend counseling. He must also pay $7,100 in restitution to Narvaez, with whom he has fathered a child.
A restraining order preventing Jackson from coming close to Narvaez remains in place, with the rapper needing to maintain a 100 feet distance from her and whom he is also disallowed to contact while the case is active. He is also instructed to surrender any weapons in his possession.