It’s one of the latest high profile incidents in the #MeToo movement, after Los Angeles-based Filipina Andrea Buera spoke out publicly for the first time last week accusing her former friend, R&B singer Trey Songz, of physically assaulting her last February.
The Grammy-nominated suspect surrendered to LAPD this morning to face a felony domestic violence charge.
Buera, who is represented by high profile lawyer Lisa Bloom, held a press conference in Los Angeles last week, describing the details of an alleged beating by Songz at a nightclub on February 18th.
“He hit me so hard that I had a concussion and was throwing up from the migraines,” Buera said. “By the next day I had bruises on my face, body and neck that continued to get darker.”
Buera says she went to a hospital after leaving the party. She obtained a temporary restraining order against Songz from the Los Angeles Police Department.
On Monday morning Songz turned himself in toLAPD, where he was booked and released shortly after posting a $50,000 bond.
Songz took to Twitter this morning in his defense, saying, “I am being lied on and falsely accused for someone’s personal gain.”
A hearing for a permanent restraining order by Buera against Songz is set for March 27. Buera’s lawyer also made a plea for witnesses of the alleged assault to come forward.