Aya Nakamura and her partner arrested on 'reciprocal' domestic violence charges

Aya Nakamura and her partner arrested on 'reciprocal' domestic violence charges
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Aya Nakamura and her partner will be tried at the end of November in the Bobigny Criminal Court for mutual domestic violence, the prosecutor’s office and a source close to the investigation said.

The prosecutor's office stated that the 27-year-old French-Malian artist and her boyfriend Vladimir Boudnikoff were taken into custody at the Rosny-sous-Bois police station (Seine-Saint-Denis) on Saturday night, confirming a report by TF1/LCI.

Nakamura left the home on Saturday after an argument, before returning accompanied by two friends, according to a source close to the investigation, who said there were minor injuries.

“There were no real blows, there was no strangulation, we are more worried about the damage to objects,” the source said.

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The couple, who recently had a child, was released with a request to appear before the Bobigny Criminal Court for “violence by a spouse with total incapacity to work (ITT) of less than eight days” at the end of November.

Nakamura is the most-listened-to French artist in the world, with dance hits such as “Djadja” (more than 877 million views on YouTube) and “Pookie."

Her second album, “Nakamura” (2018),  was a career-defining moment for the talented artist who was born in Bamako, Mali, and grew up in Aulnay-sous-Bois, in the Paris suburbs.

Are you a victim of abuse? For all non-urgent questions about violence, call the number 1712 (or via the website). In urgent cases, you should contact the police on the emergency number 112 or via the app 112.


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