Marvin Gaye III – son of the late Motown icon Marvin Gaye – is no longer able to see or contact his wife after she sought a court-ordered restraining order against him after he allegedly pointed a gun at her.
On Tuesday, Marvin’s wife, Wendy Gaye, rushed to the courthouse to file for a domestic violence restraining order against her husband, online records show.
Son of Legendary Motown Icon Restricted From Seeing, Contacting Wife Following Domestic Violence Arrest
TMZThe order of protection came just days following his arrest, when he allegedly assaulted his wife (Jan. 13) and his cousin (Jan. 13).
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Authorities had arrived and surrounded Gaye’s home before calling him to exit the residence, however he had already left in his Corvette prior to their arrival.
He eventually turned himself in to the local sheriff’s office and was booked on two charges, one for misdemeanor domestic violence and the other felony assault with a deadly weapon.
Gaye III is now in custody after being arraigned for domestic violence. He was accused of shooting at his wife, Cousin.
As a singer and songwriter, Marvin Gaye was a father of three children – Nona Gaye, Frankie Gaye, and Marvin Gaye III. Although Gaye III is his biological child, it has been disputed whether Gaye II was adopted.
Gaye III is probably best known for winning a $5.3 million lawsuit against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for copyright infringement regarding their 2013 hit “Blurred Lines.”
Judge Sides with Gaye Family in 2013 Song Lawsuit. Gun Violence Permeates Legendary Motown Family
Gaye and his family claimed the two used samplings from their father’s 1977 song “Got to Give It Up,” without asking for permission beforehand.
The judge who presided over the case ultimately sided in the Gaye family and ordered Thicke to pay $7.4million. However, the amount was eventually reduced to about two million dollars.
Unfortunately, gun violence has permeated a lot of Gaye’s family legacy over the years.
Gaye III’s father was shot to death by his own dad, Marvin Gaye I, on April 1, 1984. Gaye was one day short of his 45th Birthday.
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