‘Empire’ Actor Bryshere Gray Pleads Guilty To Domestic Violence
American actor, Bryshere Gray, who played Hakeen Lyon on popular television series “Empire” has been reported to have entered a guilty plea in his domestic violence case.
According to TMZ, Gray pleaded guilty to felony aggravated assault and has been sentenced to spend 10 days in jail. In addition to that, he is required to participate in a probation program for three years. He has also been ordered to pay restitution and enroll in a domestic violence offender treatment program.
Gray is expected to stay off illegal drugs during his probation and will need a written approval from police before associating with anyone who has a criminal record.
The incident happened July of last year when the movie star was arrested in Goodyear, Azizona in connection with a domestic violence incident. Police said at the time that they had first responded to a Circle K convenience store in the area around 10:15 p.m. after receiving a 911 call alerting them to a woman who had been assaulted.
The victim, later confirmed to have been Gray’s wife, had flagged down a citizen for help after she said she had been assaulted at home for “hours” by Gray.
Initially, Gray refused to exit his home when officers arrived. SWAT and Crisis Negotiations officials were then dispersed to the home, where Gray later surrendered to authorities early the following morning. He was then taken into custody and booked on domestic violence charges.