Rap superstar Eminem may face criminal charges for Assault in Strip

By Jim Kouri(AXcess News) New York – Rap superstar and budding actor Eminem was involved in an assault at a Detroit-area strip club, according to police.

The fist fight erupted at a nightspot — Cheetah –  on Thursday. A man claims he was punched in the face by Eminem in the club’s restroom.

Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers III, and his entourage bodyguards were in the restroom when a fan, who police said is 48-years old, entered the restroom and started talking to Mathers. When one of the star’s bodyguards intervened, the man told him to lighten up. At that point the man claims Mathers punched him four or five times in the face.

Police say they will talk to Mathers about the incident before making a decision about filing assault charges against him.

A few months ago, Eminem’s best friend and fellow rapper, “Proof,” was shot to death in a Detroit nightclub.

Proof, whose real name was DeShaun Holton, got into an altercation at the “CCC” nightclub which quickly turned deadly when gunshots rang out in the celebrity nightspot, according to the Detroit police detectives investigating the case.

Proof was shot in the head, as was a second club patron. Both were pronounced dead on arrival.

Eight Mile Road serves as the boundary between the black Detroit inner city and the white suburbs. Detroit rap artists claim it is the birthplace of modern hip-hop. Eminem’s 2002 motion picture “8 Mile,” featured 8 Mile Road. Proof was in that movie and played the part of Lil’ Tic.

10 thoughts on “Rap superstar Eminem may face criminal charges for Assault in Strip”

  1. Marshall just got off of probation in 2003, for hitting a man in the face with a gun…Marshall continues to claim it was his fist…but the courts ruled differently.

    I keep wondering how this is going to work out for him…since he was already on probation once. We all make mistakes and have poor judgement calls at one time or another…only time will tell.

    Threw good times and bad I will remain an Eminem fan… No one will ever change my mind.

  2. As long as we won’t have Marshall’s version of the facts, we won’t be able to make up our minds about those facts…i don’t think that Em would punch this dude for nothing. Like you, Donna, i will remain a fan of his, no matter what. Even if he was wrong, we all make mistakes and I am not here to judge him…

    Let’s wait until we get more info…

  3. I can’t wait to hear his side…YOU KNOW marshall…he will tell the truth, he always does.
    Some people try to get things against famous people for MONEY!!! Personally I can’t see him punching anyone, for no reason. I agree with you Isabelle.

    Right or wrong…I will ALWAYS be a fan!!!

  4. GOOD NEWS – The information below if from today’s Detroit Free Press:

    Eminem won’t face charges in alleged strip club altercation

    July 17, 2006

    Email this Print this By BEN SCHMITT

    FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER
    Eminem won’t have to beat the rap over allegations that he assaulted a Royal Oak man recently at a strip club: The alleged victim dropped charges over the weekend.

    Detroit Police Spokesman James Tate said Monday that the 48-year-old man withdrew his charges over the weekend for unknown reasons. Tate said the investigation is closed.

    The man, who identified himself as Miad J., told local television stations that Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers III, assaulted him around 1:15 a.m. Thursday in a bathroom at the Cheetah strip club on 8 Mile in Detroit.

    Cheetah’s representatives confirmed last week that a fight occurred at the club. They also said last week Eminem was involved in the incident, but would not comment further. They declined comment when contacted Monday.

  5. yEAH dONNA i BEING A FAN SINCE 2002 AND I HAVE AND WILL NEVER STOP BEING A HUGE FAN NO MATTER WHAT!AND YOU DUMB PEOPLE ALWAYS TRYING TO MAKE EMINEM GO TO JAIL WILL NEVER WIN CAUS I SUPPORT HIM ALWAYS AND WILL KICK YOUR ASS SO PLEASE STOP AND I KNOW DEEP INSIDE IT WAS 100% NOT HIM EVEN THO I NEVA SAW IT WITH MY OWN EYES!

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