BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Singer Ray J was arrested Friday night after getting into several alleged confrontations at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
The singer, actor and producer, whose legal name is William Ray Norwood, was taken into police custody at 7:30 p.m., according to Beverly Hills Police Lt. Lincoln Hoshino.READ MORE: LA Marks World AIDS Day With Memorial Ceremony In Lincoln Park
Officers were originally called because a woman claimed Raj J had grabbed her butt at the hotel bar, Hoshino said.
The incident was deemed an accident and officers suggested it’d be best if Norwood left.READ MORE: Live: Police Pursue White Pickup Truck on I-5
Norwood agreed but got into an altercation on his way out with employees in the valet area, according to Hoshino. When Norwood refused to leave the hotel he was placed in a private citizens arrest for alleged trespassing.
Police say when they took Norwood into custody and placed him in a patrol car he kicked out a side window. They attempted to restrain his feet and he allegedly spat in an officer’s face.
Norwood was booked for battery on a police officer, trespassing, vandalism and resisting arrest, Hoshino said.MORE NEWS: Germarcus Lamar David Arraignment Set For Jan. 12
TMZ reported he was being held on $20,000 bail and was released overnight.