Doc Gynéco, a rapper suspected of domestic violence, remains in custody

The rapper Doc Gynéco, arrested on Wednesday and suspected of domestic violence, is still in police custody. It was extended for another twenty-four hours. According to the Parisian, Doc Gynéco is suspected of beating his wife several times.

The custody of the artist Doc Gynéco, who was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of “voluntary violence by spouse”, has been extended by twenty-four hours, according to the Paris prosecutor this Thursday evening. This measure, ordered as part of an investigation entrusted to the police station in the 18th arrondissement of the capital, can last until Friday before the public prosecutor’s office decides on possible legal proceedings.

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According to Le Parisien, confirmed by a source close to the case, police intervened at the couple’s home late Wednesday afternoon after the singer beat his wife several times. The latter had been taken to the hospital. “Doc Gynéco saw the facts and did not try to minimize them,” said his lawyer Me Jonathan Khalifa. “His vocation is to speak in his country’s courts and not be condemned in the media,” he added.

Bruno Beausire aka Doc Gynéco, 46, is the author of “Première Consultation”, a first solo album that was released in April 1996 and sold over a million times. Titles like “Born here”, “Viens see the doctor” or “Vanessa”, somewhere between rap and reggae. It will be a milestone in the history of the French song until it is voted the best French rap album by Les Inrocks magazine in 2012.

The artist has since made headlines over issues with the tax department, controversial reality show participation, and sprawling personal life in newspapers, including his affair with writer Christine Angot. The latter will tell the story of their relationship in a 2008 novel “Le Marché des amants”.

In 2007 Doc Gynéco supported Nicolas Sarkozy in the presidential election, a decision he later described as a “mistake”.