'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta' star Tommie Lee indicted on multiple child abuse charges, faces 54 years in prison
Tommie Lee allegedly went to her daughter's middle school and slapped her on the hands before dragging her by the hair and throwing her into a metal locker.
'Love & Hip Hop' Atlanta star Tommie Lee whose real name is Latisha Chizaah Jefferson has been indicted on multiple child abuse charges and could face up to 54 years locked away if she ends up getting convicted in all of them.
The TV star was arrested in October last year after she reportedly shoved her daughter's head in a locker. As revealed by the indictment, Lee went to her daughter's middle school and allegedly slapped her on her hands using a purse strap and also cursed at her in front of the entire class. It is reported that she then allegedly grabbed her daughter by her hair and dragged her down the hall and threw her into a metal locker, TMZ shared.
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Tommie Lee was then arrested only to be taken into custody again 24 hours later as she visited the child and violated a court order which forbade any contact with the daughter. Within three hours of being released, she visited her child and police found her hiding in an attic and arrested her once again. On Thursday, Lee was charged with aggravated assault, child cruelty, battery, aggravated stalking, and disrupting a public school.
Just days after the incident took place, Lee took to Instagram to share that she would not be returning to the show 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta'. In response to a fan online, Lee shared that she "loved my old job but I no longer work with them". Before entering the world of reality TV, Lee has been arrested more than two dozen times and has constantly been in some sort of legal trouble or the other.
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During an interview with VH1, she shared, "Half the time I’ve been on probation without going to prison. Half the time I was put on probation but I was still a badass. I still would violate probation. I wouldn’t do community service, so [I] guess that you get booked again and [then] you got a whole new mugshot. People act like I’m just a real criminal out here. I’m not denying any of the s–t that I did but that’s not the life I live right now."
"It’s non-stop drama. That’s why I don’t understand. These people make up all these stories and shit. B—h I’m tryna run away from stories. I just want to live a calm life. That’s what I really want," she added.
The reality star is no stranger to drama and her temper is quite famous. The mother-of-two was arrested in July this past year after striking a valet operator outside an Atlanta hotspot. Police were patrolling traffic when she exited the club and they asked Lee to move out of the roadway but she ignored their request and started behaving aggressively towards the officers. Then she hit the valet attendant in the head. She was arrested for disorderly conduct while under the influence.