Empire actor Morocco Omari is in some serious trouble.
The 41-year-old, who plays Terrence Howard‘s half brother on the Fox hit, was arrested in Chicago, IL on Wednesday for allegedly brutalizing a woman. How awful!
According to TMZ, the police responded to a 24-year-old woman’s 911 call who claimed she and Omari got into a fight which resulted in the industry vet pushing her to the ground several times.
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It’s said the unnamed woman suffered from scratches on her neck and chest. Apparently, the alleged victim has since identified herself as Morocco’s girlfriend.
Reportedly the cops, who showed up around 2:30 p.m., saw the injuries firsthand and proceeded to book the Empire villain for misdemeanor domestic battery. Morocco plays the current antagonist on the celebrated drama — perhaps there’s a reason Mr. Omari is so good at playing a villain??
Anywho, we’ll be keeping our eyes on this case as more details are likely to trickle in, especially since Omari is slated to appear in court on Thursday. Stay tuned!
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