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Don Cornelius to Fight Battery Charges

12/4/2008 4:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Don Cornelius pled not guilty today to a gravy train of charges stemming from an alleged physical altercation he had with his estranged wife back in October.

The "Soul Train" conductor faces 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.

He's due back in court on January 9.

Don's estranged wife, Viktoria, has filed two restraining orders against him since the alleged incident.

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1.

Jennifer Bouldack    

When will arrogant, cowardly men stop beating on women? I hate abuse.

2149 days ago
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Dr. Adams    

This azz-hole is not worthy of a comment.......

2149 days ago
3.

Cheese925    

Well...there's no bigger fool than an old fool. Don should have known better. What did he think a young white woman would want with his old @ss other than his money? He's too busy thinking he's still balling on Soul Train. She invested a couple of years into the "relationship". Acted right just long enough. When time is up and he realizes that he's been played...he wants to sock her in the head. To late "Big Dummy". Now she's a restraining order out on you where you can't even go back to your own house. And when the divorce is finally she's getting half the money. DUMB DUMB DUMB!!!

2149 days ago
4.

Ramond    

~ One child grows up to be ...somebody who just loves to learn and uhhh.....another child grows up to be ....somebody who just loves to burn....mamma loves the both of them ...they say its in the blood~

2149 days ago
5.

Triple Play    

Anyone taht abuses women, children or even men shou;d be locked up. Old Don had a great run on Soul Train. I wonder how many of those dancers he tried to mo;est?
Send him away so he can be abused by his cell mate

2149 days ago
6.

Tangie    

SOOOOOOOOOOUL TRAAAAAAAAAAIN!

2149 days ago
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keith c caple    

commentor no. 4 is using words from a blood sweat and tears song. Cool! He should have finished off his comment with god bless the child that's got his own, that's got his own. Good job ray.

2149 days ago
8.

Ken    

As they used to say on The Soul Train -- the hits keep coming!

2149 days ago
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Dr. Adams    

too post # 7 those lyrics were originally from Sly & the family Stone...borrowed by blood sweat & tears

2149 days ago
10.

billyboyhere    

you forgot the line "no body wants to blow"....

comment number 4 and 7

Don cant blow his brains out, the judge took his guns. Man ought to keep his hands to himself and off of women, white or black.

2149 days ago
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billyboyhere    

you idiots, read the lyrics and tell me how this pertains to Don Cornelius? Its not a family affair its a Criminal affair

It's a family affair, it's a family affair
It's a family affair, it's a family affair
One child grows up to be
Somebody that just loves to learn
And another child grows up to be
Somebody you'd just love to burn
Mom loves the both of them
You see it's in the blood
Both kids are good to Mom
'Blood's thicker than mud'
It's a family affair, it's a family affair
Newlywed a year ago
But you're still checking each other out
Nobody wants to blow
Nobody wants to be left out
You can't leave, 'cause your heart is there
But you can't stay, 'cause you been somewhere else!

You can't cry, 'cause you'll look broke down
But you're cryin' anyway 'cause you're all broke down!

It's a family affair
It's a family affair

2149 days ago
12.

Ramond    

Hey #11 ....you forgot the ending....~ aaaaaaaahhhhhHHHHH ~ LOL ....thanks for posting the lyrics. I've been posting this for weeks now and this is the first time I got some play ....YEAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

2149 days ago

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