The Weeknd Avoids Jail Time After Recent Court Hearing | Music News
The Weeknd has pleaded no contest to charges of allegedly punching a police officer. The incident is said to have taken place in January at the Cromwell Hotel in Las Vegas. TMZ reported Abel Tesfaye has appeared in court and will now avoid jail time.
According to police reports, officers found Tesfaye in the middle of a fight at the hotel and in attempting to pull Tesfaye into an elevator to restrain him, a police officer was allegedly punched in the head. Tesfaye is now required to pay $1,000 in damages to the injured officer and will complete anger management, alcohol evaluation and 50 hours of community service.
The case will be later dismissed if Tesfaye keeps to his requirements.