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'Empire' Star Bryshere Gray Arrested for Domestic Abuse Charges – What Happened?

Afouda Fortune
Jul 14, 2020
08:10 A.M.
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Bryshere Gray, a regular on Fox-aired TV drama, "Empire," was recently arrested after accusations of domestic abuse were levied against him.

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Bryshere Gray, who plays "Hakeem Lyon" on award-winning show "Empire " has been arrested on domestic violence charges.

Actor Bryshere Gray at the 2018 Fox Network Upfront at Wollman Rink, Central Park on May 14, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

Actor Bryshere Gray at the 2018 Fox Network Upfront at Wollman Rink, Central Park on May 14, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

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A Facebook post by the Goodyear Police Department showed a detailed account of what went down before Gray was picked up by authorities.

Mayberry [Gray's mother] wrote about how doctors diagnosed [Gray] with ADHD — a brain disorder that results in uncontrollable and impulsive behavior.

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The Facebook post made it known that Gray's wife's distress call to the Goodyear police department happened at night as she reported that her spouse, "allegedly assaulted her."

The woman who identified herself as Gray's wife was treated although her injuries were termed "non-life-threatening." Authorities responded and went to Gray's residence at 176th Lane, Goodyear.

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Hollywood Reporter shares that after the police arrived at Gray's home, the star actor was reluctant. Following the arrival of Goodyear SWAT, Gray was remanded. He was taken into custody at Maricopa County jail and charged with assault, aggravated assault, and disorderly conduct.

People reports that the woman who identified herself as Gray's wife was allegedly spotted with injuries as she claimed that she was strangled by the accused. She also made it known that she lost consciousness at a point.

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Daily Mail shares that documents obtained from authorities showed that the alleged victim of assault made it to the roadside and flagged down a passerby who drove to the Circle K gas station where the distress call was made. Presently, Gray's wife is getting assistance from the Goodyear police department and a domestic violence advocate.

In 2017, Rolling Out reported that Gray's mom, Andria Mayberry's book, "Before Empire: Raising Bryshere 'Yazz the Greatest' Gray," centered on the actor and his siblings' childhood.

Mother of actor Bryshere Y. Gray, author Andria Mayberry at Fox 29's 'Good Day' at FOX 29 Studio on September 1, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

Mother of actor Bryshere Y. Gray, author Andria Mayberry at Fox 29's 'Good Day' at FOX 29 Studio on September 1, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

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There, Mayberry wrote about how doctors diagnosed the "Empire" star with ADHD — a brain disorder that results in uncontrollable and impulsive behavior. Mayberry shared that she suffered domestic abuse from Gray's dad.

She later became a single mom and raised her kids all by herself. Mayberry, who is a health worker, relayed that she had a tough time treating her son's ADHD but she trusted God.

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