Man Who Punched Dr. Dre Gets Year In Jail

Jimmy James Johnson was sentenced yesterday (Sept. 14) to a year in jail after he pleaded guilty to punching rap mogul Dr. Dre at the Vibe Awards last year.

Jimmy James Johnson was sentenced yesterday (Sept. 14) to a year in jail after he pleaded guilty to punching rap mogul Dr. Dre at the Vibe Awards last year. The judge also sentenced the 27-year-old man to three years probation and ordered him to stay away from Dre for three years, said Deputy District Attorney Hamid Towfigh.

Johnson punched Dre after asking for his autograph during a taping of the show on Nov. 15, setting off a chair-throwing brawl that spread through the crowd.

Johnson was allegedly stabbed by rapper Young Buck after punching Dre. Buck, whose given name is David Darnell Brown, has pleaded not guilty and is free on bail awaiting trial.

Dre, a veteran producer and rap star whose given name is Andre Young, was about to receive a lifetime achievement award when the he was assaulted.


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