Domestic violence: Doc Gyneco will be tried by the criminal court

At the end of his custody, the singer was referred Friday to the judicial court of Paris, where he was given a summons for a subsequent correctional hearing, according to this source who did not specify the date of hearing.

Pending his appearance, he was placed under judicial supervision.

Contacted by AFP, his lawyer, Me Jonathan Khalifa, declined to comment.

Thursday, he indicated that his client had “recognized the facts” and was not seeking “to minimize them”.

According to information from the Parisian, confirmed by a source familiar with the matter, the police intervened late Wednesday afternoon at the couple’s home, after an argument during which the singer slapped his wife on several occasions. The latter had been taken to hospital.

Bruno Beausire alias Doc Gyneco, 46, is notably the author of “Première consultation”, the first solo album released in April 1996 and sold over a million copies, with titles such as “Born here”, “Viens see the doctor “or” Vanessa “, between rap and reggae. This record was voted best French rap album in 2012 by Les Inrocks magazine.

The artist has hit the headlines for troubles with the tax authorities, his controversial participation in reality shows and his spread private life in the newspapers, notably his affair with the writer Christine Angot. The latter had told the story of their relationship in a novel “Le Marché des amants”, released in 2008.

In 2007, Doc Gyneco had supported Nicolas Sarkozy in the presidential election, a decision he then described as an “error”.

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