Reality Star Ray J Pleads No Contest to Trespassing in Beverly Wilshire Hotel Incident; Gets Probation

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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 no contest Thursday to trespassing after being accused of groping a woman at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel bar and refusing to leave.

Ray J, 33, whose birth name is Willie Ray Norwood Jr., was initially charged with 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.

But in conjunction with his pleading no contest Thursday, those charges were dropped and Norwood was sentenced to three years’ probation and 50 hours of community service. He was also ordered to attend alcohol therapy and anger management classes.

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

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