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Rap mogul Suge Knight accused of threatening man

May 25, 2010 |  4:32 pm

Music entrepreneur Marion "Suge" Knight, arrested last week for allegedly threatening a person with a gun, was ordered by a judge to temporarily stay away from a man who alleges the rap mogul threatened him.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Carol Boas Goodson granted Elwood E. Chatman the temporary restraining order Monday that directs that Knight stay at least 100 yards from Chatman and his family.

Chatman represented himself in the civil court filing. A hearing on whether to extend the order is scheduled for June 8. It was unclear whether Chatman was involved in any way in last week’s incident.

Knight, 45, was arrested shortly after midnight Thursday on suspicion of felony assault with a deadly weapon and for driving on a suspended license. He was released on $65,000 bail.

The rap mogul’s attorney has denied Knight ever pointed a gun at anyone during a stop at a gas station and said when his client was eventually stopped in Gardena, police never recovered a weapon.

-- Richard Winton

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