October 23, 2015


The Weeknd Will Avoid Jail Time After Punching a Cop: Report

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Daniel Boczarski/Redferns

The Weeknd will avoid jail time after reportedly pleading no contest to a January incident in which he punched a police officer in Las Vegas.

According to TMZ, the "Can't Feel My Face" star entered a plea on Wednesday (Oct. 21) in a Las Vegas court, following his January arrest in which he allegedly struck a cop inside the Cromwell Hotel. The singer (real name: Abel Tesfaye) has been ordered to complete 50 hours of community service, which he'll perform at a non-profit group in Canada.

In addition, the Weeknd will pay $1,000 for an injured cop fund, participate in anger management and complete an alcohol evaluation. A rep for the singer did not immediately return Fuse's request to confirm these details.

Following the January arrest, the Weeknd enjoyed one of the biggest years of any pop star in 2015, and currently tops the Hot 100 chart with "The Hills." He also recently shared a story about Taylor Swift petting his hair for an extended period of time, so, there's that, too.