The son of former Roc-A-Fella records music mogul, Damon “Dame” Dash, was arrested Tuesday for strangling his girlfriend in Chelsea, authorities said.
22 year old Damon Dash II, was charged with misdemeanor assault and strangulation for allegedly squeezing his girlfriend’s neck during an argument in his West 16th Street apartment. “They had an apparent dispute over sex,” a law enforcement source said.
“She was visiting him at his apartment, he got violent with her, starts to punch her, slap her and shove her onto the bed, got on top of her, he grabs her by the throat and chokes her,” the source said. They briefly reconciled but then had another fight, at which point the victim called the cops, the source said. Dash climbed on top of her and “placed both of [his] hands around [her] neck and squeezed tightly,” to the point where she had trouble breathing, according to the misdemeanor complaint against him.
At his arraignment on Wednesday, Dash signed an order of protection barring him from any contact with his alleged victim. He was released without bail. “He did get physically violent with her,” the source added. “She suffered bruises, a black eye and a cut lip.” Her neck was left with red marks, the complaint alleges.
Dash Jr. has had one previous arrest but details of that case have been sealed. His dad has also been a regular in Manhattan’s courtrooms in recent years for paternity and creditor lawsuits.
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