News - Aug 29, 2022
It has been reported that Mystikal has been arrested on charges of first-degree rape, domestic abuse battery, simple robbery, and simple criminal damage to property in addition to first-degree rape. Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office confirmed that the rapper was apprehended on Sunday, July 31 after deputies interviewed a suspected victim of sexual assault at a hospital late on Saturday night July 30 after they had interviewed a suspected survivor of sexual assault.
It's been reported by TMZ that Mystikal, who is known as Michael Tyler, is being held without bond under arrest. It has been reported that the alleged victim suffered only minor injuries at the hospital in Louisiana, where the incident occurred.
As of yet, Tyler has not made any public statements following his arrest. A rape and kidnapping charge against the rapper was dropped in 2017 after he was indicted. There was insufficient evidence to support the case, so it was dismissed. Tyler pleaded guilty to several other crimes in 2003. He had forced his then-hairstylist to perform sex acts on him along with two bodyguards he had hired at the time.
The prison term he served for sexual battery and extortion was reduced to six years by the time he was released from prison in 2010. A probation violation that he committed in 2012 resulted in him spending three months in jail.