The woman who recently accused R&B singer Trey Songz of punching her in the face during NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles was granted a domestic violence restraining order against the singer.
The alleged victim says that Songz, real name Tremaine Neverson, hit her on Saturday (Feb. 17) during an argument at a party in the Hollywood Hills. She claims her and Songz had been friends and “occasional romantic partners” for the past few years and said he was upset after seeing her talking to another man.
The female alleged that Songz asked her, “You want to act like a ho and get with my boy?” before “charged” at her and “began choking” her.
“I tried defending myself by hitting his hand off of my neck but when I got out of the choke hold, he then started punching me in the face,” she added in the petition for the restraining order. “I was able to get away from him and began circling a car in the garage screaming and crying while others just watched and spread out.”
Along with beating her, the woman claims Songz threw her two phones off a cliff. She also claims he later apologized and gave her money to replace her phones, before instructing a driver to take her home. The next day is when she went to the hospital “after suffering migraines all day that lead to vomiting.”
Alongside her petition for the restraining order, the woman submitted photos to the court which showed bruises on her face, jaw, back, and arm, as well as a report she filed with Los Angeles Police at the hospital on February 18.
After hearing the woman’s statement, the judge granted the restraining order, which means Songz must stay 100 yards away from the victim and is forbidden from contacting her in any way.
A hearing has been set for 27 March.
The victim’s lawyer, Lisa Bloom, released the following statement: “We took this step today to protect my client’s rights to peacefully live and work, and we will continue to fully cooperate with law enforcement’s investigation of this serious matter,” she states. “The room was filled with Mr. Songz’ friends and employees. We are asking just one of them with a conscience to reach out to us and tell us what they saw. Don’t be a bystander to violence against women.”