‘Empire’ Actor Morocco Omari Arrested for Domestic Violence
It looks like one actor from Empire is facing a real life drama.
Morocco Omari, who plays Tariq Cousins, an FBI agent and Lucious Lyons' half brother on the hit FOX series, has been arrested for domestic violence.
As TMZ reports, Omari is accused of repeatedly pushing down a 24-year-old woman during an argument, causing abrasions to her neck and chest area. The alleged incident took place at the actor's home and eventually 911 was called. Once police arrived, they noticed the scratches on the woman and took the Empire cast member to jail.
If you recall, the 41-year-old first appeared on the show towards the end of the second season and was named a series regular before season three began. Before his run on Empire, Omari appeared in shows like Momentum Shakedown and Homeland.
At this time, it's not clear what the actor's relationship to the woman is, and no other details have been released. Of course, it's possible that Omari will put out a statement in the days to come. More details as this develops.