Former rapper and reality TV star William “Flavor Flav” Drayton entered a plea deal regarding a 2012 domestic violence incident involving his longtime girlfriend’s 17-year-old son, theGrio reports.
According to Fox 5 Vegas, 55-year-old Drayton is accused of chasing and threatening to kill the teenager with a butcher knife following an October 2012 argument with the boy’s mother over infidelity. Things are believed to have gone awry after the teen tried to intervene in their dispute. Drayton initially denied chasing the teen with a knife, says investigators.
The troubled hip hop icon was set to face felony assault and child endangerment with a weapon charges in court on Apr. 28. While the charges collectively carry a maximum 12-year prison sentence, Drayton entered a guilty plea to the charges earlier today. According to the terms of his plea deal, Drayton faces one year in prison if he fails to complete a required series of counseling sessions prior to his next court date.
He is scheduled to appear back in court on Aug. 18.