The Weeknd Gets Community Service After Punching Police Officer
R&B star The Weeknd has been ordered to complete community service and an anger management course after pleading no contest to punching a police officer. The “Can’t Feel My Face” singer was arrested for misdemeanor battery of a protected person in January for striking an officer who attempted to break up a fight at the Cromwell Hotel in Las Vegas.
The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, appeared at a Las Vegas court on Wednesday and pleaded no contest. He was ordered to complete 50 hours of community service, which he is allowed to fulfill in his native Canada with a nonprofit organization. Tesfaye also has to undergo an anger management course, alcohol evaluation, and pay $1,000 to an injured police officer fund, according to TMZ. The case will be dismissed if he completes the requirements and stays out of trouble.