Flavor Flav Has to Stand Trial for Assault and Child Endangerment
Rapper and reality television star Flavor Flav will stand trial for threatening his girlfriend’s teenage son with a butcher knife during an altercation at their Las Vegas home last year.
A judge decided there was enough evidence to warrant a trial, after the testimony of Flavor Flav’s fiance’s 17-year-old son revealed the rapper chased him through the home and stabbed a knife through a bedroom door on October 17.
Flav faces felony charges of assault with a weapon and child endangerment, which carries a sentence of up to 12 years in prison.
The teenager testified that he was awakened by a fight between Flav and his mother, Elizabeth Trujillo, and that he wrestled the rapper into a headlock in the kitchen.
“I told him, ‘You’re not going to talk to my mom like that,’” the teen testified. “He pushed me. … I pushed him.”
Flav was arrested on Oct. 17, 2012, after allegedly getting into a fight that turned violent with his girlfriend, Elizabeth Trujillo, whom he’s lived with for eight years.
The police report shows that Flavor Flav shoved his fiance to the ground and was confronted by her 17-year-old son. Flav reported grabbed a butcher’s knife, a steak knife and a pizza cutter and chased the boy to a bedroom and threatened his life, stabbing the bedroom door with a knife.
The rapper’s lawyer claims Flav was acting in self-defense when he allegedly grabbed the butcher knife.
The arraignment was set for April 18, but the lawyer says he wants to postpone the hearing, because Flav will be out of town for Public Enemy’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.