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Don Cornelius Charged With Multiple Crimes

11/14/2008 2:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"Soul Train" host Don Cornelius has been charged with three counts of spousal battery, one count of dissuading a witness from making a police report, and one count of assault with a deadly weapon.

Cornelius was arrested last month after allegedly getting into it with a woman at his home. The 72-year-old is married but cops aren't saying if the alleged victim was his wife.

The charges that were just filed by the L.A. City Attorney -- all misdemeanors -- stem from two separate incidents.

Cornelius could get five years if convicted of all charges.

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16.

mike    

Spousal battery--"but the cops aren't saying if the woman is his wife."
Duh..
But what do you expect from professional parasites like TMZ?

2137 days ago
17.

Susan    

What a pitiful excuse for a man and at his age.....he needs to join Ike.

2137 days ago
18.

The Voice of Truth    

OBAMA.............I mean OH BROTHER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2137 days ago
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JEREMY    

TO JPD: SOUL TRAIN WAS CANCELLED A FEW YEARS AGO. ALSO, BARACK OBAMA WOULDN'T HAVE TIME TO DO TV GUEST APPEARANCES ON ANY TV SHOWS BECAUSE HE'S GOT A HUGE JOB TO DO(IT'LL TAKE HIM THE FIRST TWO YEARS TO SORT OUT THE ECONOMIC MESS). LET'S GET REAL. IN THIS AGE OF "AMERICAN IDOL" & "DANCING WITH THE STARS", DO YOU REALLY THINK THERE'S ROOM FOR A SHOW LIKE "SOUL TRAIN" TODAY? NO,I'M AFRAID NOT. LET'S LEAVE IT IN OUR MEMORIES,WHERE THERE'LL ALWAYS BE "LOVE ,PEACE & SOUL".

2137 days ago
20.

Marcus    

Spousal battery? And aren't sure if the victim is his wife? Wouldn't that just be "battery". Maybe she's his neighbors spouse. Typical TMZ writing. Does TMZ have anyone working there that has a brain?

2137 days ago
21.

AMB    

looking good

2137 days ago
22.

Twinker    

It was not a good idea to have Ike Turner as a role model or guest star back on the soooooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuul train.

2137 days ago
23.

V    

Don was cool. I hope his personal business stays out of the media.

2137 days ago
24.

Ted    

WELL..... AWRIGHT

2137 days ago
25.

ann    

i wish him love, peace and soooooooooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuulllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!!!!!!
nick nolte is hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2137 days ago
26.

Elizabeth    

You "BUSHPEOPLE" are sickening!! Just look at what has happened to our country in the last 8 years and still stand up and be proud that you voted that drunk into office.

2137 days ago
27.

Nutrical    

It figures.

2137 days ago
28.

WINKEY    

who cares

2137 days ago
29.

Rocko    

Das da soulbutha way, heat'n up da bitches! Das da way da obama gonna do da whiteys now.

2137 days ago
30.

budo    

I'm shocked!! NOT!!

2137 days ago
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