'Soul Train Creator Don Cornelius Arrested'
The 72-year-old was jailed overnight on suspicion of felony domestic violence. He was released after posting bond.
Donald "Don" Cornelius, the 72-year-old creator and longtime host of the iconic television show "Soul Train," was arrested Friday night on suspicion of felony domestic violence, police said.
Los Angeles police were called to Cornelius' home in 12000 block of Muholland Drive about 7:15 p.m. Friday, said Officer Norma Eisenman.
Cornelius was arrested and taken to Van Nuys jail at 8:00 p.m., Eisenman said.
It was not clear whom Cornelius was suspected of assaulting, Eisenman said. No one was taken to the hospital after the incident, according to police reports.
Cornelius was released at 5 a.m. today after posting $50,000 bail, Eisenman said. He is scheduled to appear in Los Angeles Superior Court Nov. 14
Cornelius began producing "Soul Train" in 1970 and was its host until 1993. The show featured rhythm and blues, soul and hip-hop artists. not to mention its catchy "Soooooooooooo-ul Train" slogan.
Story courtesy of Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
October 19, 2008.
What the hell is going through the mind of a 72-year-old Don Cornelius getting arrested on domestic violence?
Now, we don't know if he beat his young white woman to an inch of her life or what happened in that house. The courts will sort it out on November 14, 2008.
It's just an incredibility embarrassing pitiful situation.
And at 72 years old you'd think all a person would want is some peace and tranquility in their life not high drama and sheer chaos!
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