Reality Star, Singer Ray J Pleads Not Guilty to Battery Charges After Beverly Hills Groping Incident

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Ray pleaded no contest on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, to trespassing after he was arrested on May 30 in Beverly Hills. (Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

Reality TV star and singer Ray J pleaded not guilty Tuesday to battery and resisting arrest after being charged with groping a woman at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel bar.

Ray J, whose birth name is Willie Ray Norwood Jr., faces four misdemeanor counts, including sexual battery, vandalism, battery on a police office and resisting arrest, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Ray J was arrested just after 7:30 p.m. May 30 when a woman at the bar claimed he grabbed her behind. He refused to leave the bar and was taken into custody, prosecutors said.

At the time of his arrest, Ray J “subsequently entered the valet area and became belligerent with the valets and refused to leave,” the Beverly Hills Police Department said.

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