Musician was launched after posting $15,000 bond

Randy Ortiz Acevedo, one-half of the favored reggaeton duo Jowell and Randy, was arrested in Puerto Rico on home violence costs, the Associated Press experiences.

A choose dominated Monday, Jan. 9, that there was sufficient proof towards Acevedo to take him into custody. According to an announcement from the Puerto Rico Departm ent of Justice

, Acevedo is accused of attacking the mom of his youngsters on Jan. 7. Acevedo allegedly threatened to cease paying alimony to his ex-partner for their youngsters, and allegedly grabbed her by the arms and neck and jerked her round. 

Acevedo was briefly detained, however was launched from jail Tuesday after posting a $15,000 bond. Acevedo hasn’t entered a plea but, neither is he required to at this second. A preliminary listening to was scheduled for Jan. 19. A rep for the singer didn’t instantly return Rolling Stone’s request for remark. 

Upon his launch, Acevedo briefly spoke with reporters, saying in Spanish, “I’m a bit unhappy.” When requested what had occurred, Acevedo replied, “Nothing, nothing,” and known as the fees towards him “una estupidez,” which means silly or dumb.

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Jowell and Randy have constantly been one of the largest reggaeton outfits over the previous 20 years. The duo’s final album collectively was 2020’s Viva el Perreo, although they’ve continued to launch singles over the previous couple of years. Both Jowell (actual title Joel Muñoz) and Acevedo have additionally launched into solo initiatives, with the latter releasing his most recent album, Romances De Una Nota 2021, Vol 2., in 2021.

This story was up to date 1/10/22 at 2:01 p.m. ET with extra details about the allegations towards Acevedo, in addition to his feedback to the press after his launch on bail.

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