AceShowbiz - 50 Cent is in the clear after throwing a microphone at a fan more than two months ago. The "In Da Club" hitmaker reportedly has escaped criminal charges in the case.
In a statement to Entertainment Tonight, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office said, "This matter has been set for a City Attorney Hearing, which is a pre-filing diversion available to eligible individuals." It added, "The case will remain open for the duration of 1 year from the date of the incident."
"It can be re-evaluated for possible criminal charges, should there be any further incidents between the parties or any additional reports made against Mr. Jackson," the statement continued. "If there are no further police contacts with Mr. Jackson, this case will be closed after 1 year from the incident date."
The incident took place during Fif's "Final Lap" tour stop in Los Angeles. On August 30, Fif threw his microphone and it hit the fan, who turned out to be Power 106 radio host Bryhana Monegain, in her forehead while he was performing on stage. Fif appeared to hurl the mic upon learning that it was not working.
Following the incident, Fif reportedly became a suspect in a criminal felony battery report after victim Bryhana filed a police report. Sources from Law enforcement, via TMZ, stated that they believe the rapper hurled the mic in the direction of a production area and it hit the victim. Meanwhile, the victim claimed that Fif knew she was there as he looked directly at her beforehand. She reportedly went to a hospital with an open cut on her forehead.
50 Cent's lawyer, Scott Leemon, later addressed the issue in a statement. "Let's be very clear, as I told LAPD this afternoon, my client [50 Cent] would never intentionally strike anyone with a microphone. Anyone saying something different doesn't have all the facts and is misinformed," the attorney declared.