‘So You Think You Can Dance’ US winner booked for domestic violence

Los Angeles, July 15 (IANS) Joshua Allen, the winner of “So You Think You Can Dance” season four, has been charged with domestic abuse and could face over a decade in state prison, the Los Angeles County District Attorney said.

Allen potentially faces two felony counts — first of willfully injuring his girlfriend after a prior conviction, and second felony count of assault with a deadly weapon, a glass vase, reports variety.com.

According to the authorities, Allen was convicted of injuring his girlfriend in January, and was issued a criminal protective order that kept him from communicating with her.

The prosecutors say that Allen assaulted and strangled the same woman a few months later, on April 13, and attacked her again on June 19.

The woman allegedly ran to a coffee shop to escape, and Allen threw a glass vase at another woman who was trying to help the victim. Prosecutors added that Allen also attacked a man and vandalised the coffee shop.

If convicted, Allen faces a maximum sentence of over ten years in state prison. Prosecutors will request $270,000 bail.

Allen won “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2008.

–IANS

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