A South Florida reality TV star is facing domestic violence charges after he allegedly punched his girlfriend, police said.
Christopher Harty, known as "Prince of South Beach" from "Love & Hip Hop: Miami," was arrested Wednesday, Miami-Dade County jail records showed.
The 31-year-old is facing multiple charges, including battery and kidnapping. He appeared in court Thursday morning where he was granted $25,000 bond.
According to an arrest report, Harty's girlfriend went to his apartment in Brickell to return his shoes.
When the woman tossed the shoes at Harty, he grabbed her, slammed her to the ground and punched her in the mouth, the report said.
Harty dragged her by the hair and stopped her from leaving the apartment before she was able to break away and run to an elevator, the report said.
The victim suffered scratches and bruises on her lip, neck, chest, arms and legs, the report said.
Harty's attorney, Michael Grieco, said the alleged victim came to his client's condo uninvited and unannounced and that she was the aggressor in the situation.
"She just showed up right at his door. We can't speculate how she got in the building. We have photographs of her footprint on the door showing she was not there for a social call and things went sideways," Grieco said. "I can’t speak to what happened. But I can tell you there was no kidnapping."
Grieco said Harty also has injuries, like cuts and scrapes, and said he believes that surveillance video will exonerate his client.
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