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Flavor Flav Arrested on Felony Assault Charges

17 October 2012 1:20 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Rapper Flavor Flav is facing felony assault charges after Las Vegas police responded to a domestic disturbance call early Wednesday morning involving his fiancee and her 17-year-old son.

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The alleged altercation took place around 3:30 a.m., reports Ktnv Las Vegas, wherein the reality star (also known as William Drayton Jr.) purportedly got involved in a physical scuffle with his fiancee, and reportedly threatened her son with a knife.

Following an investigation, the 53-year-old reality star was arrested and transported to the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas and slapped with charges of assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor domestic violence.

Drayton, who is currently being held on $23,000 bail, is best known for his involvement with the hip-hop group Public Enemy as well as appearances on the VH1 reality series Flavor of Love and Strange Love (with then girlfriend Brigitte Nielsen). »

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Flavor Flav -- Tax Lien Makes Him a Public Enemy

12 August 2012 12:45 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Flavor Flav's rise to reality fame is gonna cost him ... big time -- at least according to the federal government, which claims the rapper owes nearly a Million bucks in back taxes from 2004-2006.According to documents filed recently by the Department of the Treasury, Flav shorted Uncle Sam on his tax returns for the years that coincided with his return to prominence via reality TV -- with " The Surreal Life," "Strange Love" and "Flavor of Love. »

- TMZ Staff

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