'Empire' Alum Bryshere Gray Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

'Empire' Alum Bryshere Gray Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

July 14, 2020

Former Fox star was arrested in Arizona Monday after a woman identifying herself as his wife called 9-1-1

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“Empire” alum and rapper Bryshere Gray was arrested on domestic violence charges in Arizona Monday, after a woman who identified herself as his wife called 9-1-1 to report the former Fox star.

The Goodyear Police Department responded to the woman’s call, which was placed from a gas station, on Sunday at approximately 10:15 p.m, according to a press release. The woman told police she had been assaulted by her husband, who she said was Gray, an actor best known for playing Hakeem Lyon on the recently ended “Empire” for the Fox hip-hop drama’s entire six season run.

According to the department’s press release, the police “responded to the Goodyear residence located in the 13000 block of S. 176th Lane, Goodyear, in an effort to contact Gray, but he refused to come out and speak with officers. Goodyear SWAT and Crisis Negotiations were called out to assist. Just after 7:00 a.m., Gray was taken into custody without incident. He was arrested and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on domestic violence charges.”

The woman, whose identity has not been revealed, “was treated and released for her non life-threatening injuries,” according to authorities. “Goodyear Detectives and Victim’s Advocate continued to assist her after her discharge from the hospital.”

A representative for Gray, who goes by the stage name Yazz The Greatest in his rapping career, did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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