The-Dream Arrested on Assault Charges Against Ex-Girlfriend
Published May 07, 2014R&B singer The-Dream turned himself in to authorities this morning (May 7) over charges relating to an alleged assault on ex-girlfriend Lydia Nam in 2013.
TMZ reports that The-Dream (real name Terius Nash) showed up at a New York police precinct this morning and was booked on felony charges of assault and strangulation.
According to law enforcement sources, the incident in question took place at New York's Plaza Hotel in April 2013, with Nash reportedly punching, kicking and strangling the then-pregnant Nam. She gave birth to their son three months later.
Nam did not go to police until seven months after the alleged incident.
In addition to the felonies, Nash has apparently been charged with three misdemeanours: assault, reckless endangerment and child endangerment. As of press time, he is reportedly still in custody.
Update: spokespeople for The-Dream have delivered the following statement regarding his decision to hand himself over to authorities this morning:
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.