Marvin Gaye III arrested for domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon after ‘pointing gun at cousin in LA home’ during spat that included his wife Wendy Gaye
- Marvin Gaye III arrested for domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon
- Gaye III ‘pointed the weapon at his cousin’ before fleeing home on Thursday
- On Friday he turned himself in and was booked for domestic violence and assault
- Gaye III is the adopted son of singer Marvin Gaye and his wife Anna Gordy Gaye
The adopted son of the R&B/Soul legend pointed a gun at his cousin at his Calabasas home on Thursday during an argument with the family member and his wife, Wendy Gaye.
Right after the dispute Gaye, 57, drove off in his Corvette before police arrived on the scene shortly after 8pm.
Report: Marvin Gaye’s eldest son Marvin Gaye III has been arrested for domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon, TMZ reported
The outlet reported that the violence against the two women stemmed from an argument about a previous assault.
A source also told the publication that the marriage between Marvin and Wendy has been rocky and the two ‘have had ongoing issues for a while now.’
Gaye reportedly ‘came to the Sheriff’s station the next day around 5:00 PM and turned himself in.’
He was booked on misdemeanor domestic violence and felony assault with a deadly weapon charges but posted a $50,000 bond and released.
An emergency protective order was put in place to keep Gaye away from the home and family and law enforcement officials went back to the home and retrieved two firearms.
The family’s lawyer Gil Arbel said his clients are ‘distraught’ and ‘intend to cooperate fully with law enforcement in pressing charges.’
Seen: Gaye’s wife Wendy was seen being assisted by paramedics and police outside the home after the alleged incident
When officers arrived on Thursday, they believed Gaye was still inside the home, and asked him to come outside, before neighbors informed them that Gaye had left.
Officers are then said to have met with Gaye’s relatives and took an ‘assault report’ that identified Gaye as a suspect. It is not known if anyone was injured.
Gaye’s wife Wendy was seen being assisted by paramedics and police outside the home after the incident.
Gaye III is the adopted son of legendary singer Marvin Gaye and his wife Anna Gordy Gaye – the pair were wed from 1963-1977.
The singer was shot and killed by his own father in 1984 when he was 44, while Anna, who was 17 years his senior, died in 2014 aged 92.
Incident: Gaye, 57, reportedly got into an argument with his wife and cousin, which may have been about a previous assault, with Gaye then pointing the weapon at his cousin; seen in 2019
Gaye III’s biological mother is Denise Gordy, the niece of Anna. Denise gave birth to Gaye III when she was just 16 years old.
Denise has previously said she agreed to give birth to the child because her aunt was unable to conceive.
Gaye married his second wife, Janice in 1977 and they had two children, daughter Nona and son Frankie.
Gaye III has largely stayed out of the public eye but in 2013 revealed he was suffering from kidney failure and was seeking a donated organ for transplant.
Happy times: Gaye III is the adopted son of legendary singer Marvin Gaye and his wife Anna Gordy Gaye – the pair were wed from 1963-1977 (pictured Anna, center, and Gaye, second from right, are shown here around 1970)
He revealed he had been receiving dialysis for renal failure for three years and was having trouble finding a suitable kidney for transplant.
He shared his condition publicly to help draw attention to the challenges Black and Hispanic people face when seeking healthy organ donors.
In 2015 the family of Marvin Gaye won a lawsuit against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for infringing his copyright on their song Blurred Lines.
Williams and Thicke were ordered to pay $7.4m in a groundbreaking copyright case in which a judge ruled that their composition was a breach of Gaye’s copyright for the track Got to Give it Up.
Tragic loss: Singer Marvin was shot and killed by his own father in 1984 when he was 44 (pictured 1981)