Grammy nominated artist, James Fortune, pleads guilty to assaulting his wife. On Tuesday, Fortune accepted a plea deal to a third degree felony charge of assault and family violence.
On October of 2014, Fortune allegedly struck his wife with a wooden stool, kicked her, and then threw her against a wall. Fortune’s wife wrote in a statement, “I hope in all of this you get help, serious help. Although this probation might be like a slap on the wrist, I hope you look at it as a moment to better yourself and change something within you for your future.”
The Fort Bend District Judge sentenced Fortune to serve five days in jail, as well as five years of probation and. On top of that, he must complete 175 hours of community service as well as participate in a “batterer’s intervention” program. It is reported that Fortune must not have any contact with his wife.
Fortune’s wife agreed to the plea deal, because she said she didn’t want to put their kids through a long trial. Fortune didn’t comment on the matter leaving the court room. You can read more on the story here.