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July 25, 2008 | From the Associated Press
DMX rapped for reporters outside a Phoenix courtroom after pleading not guilty to felony charges of theft and identity theft. Then he plugged his new album. Authorities allege the 37-year-old rapper gave the name "Troy Jones" and an incorrect Social Security number to a Scottsdale hospital in April to avoid paying $7,500 in medical expenses. After a hearing on Thursday, DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, rapped: "If you ever fall down, get back up."
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August 21, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
DMX has been arrested for the third time this year. However, the "Ruff Ryders Anthem" rapper was in the passenger seat this time, according to rep Domenick Nati. South Carolina police said they noticed a warrant out for DMX stemming from a previous case of driving without a license and informed him that he needed to go to jail, according to a police report obtained by TMZ. They also said that DMX smelled as if he were drunk and was in possession of weed when he was arrested.
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July 24, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Rapper DMX has been indicted on felony charges by a grand jury in Arizona for allegedly trying to get out of paying a hospital bill. Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas says the 37-year-old rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, has been charged with one count of theft and one count of taking someone else's identity. Authorities say Simmons went to Scottsdale's Mayo Clinic in April, said his name was "Troy Jones" and received care with no intent of paying the bill. A DMX spokesman could not be reached for comment.
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July 31, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Rapper DMX, who has been in and out of jail after a slew of arrests over the past few years, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection due to years of "financial strains" and "poor financial management. " The "Ruff Ryders Anthem" and "Party (Up In Here)" rapper, 42, whose real name is Earl Simmons, made the announcement Monday following an arrest in South Carolina last week.  "DMX's financial strains have been inhibiting his career for several years," said a statement from his publicist, Domenick Nati.
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June 9, 2009 | Associated Press
Rapper DMX was sentenced Monday to more than a year of probation, avoiding more time in Arizona jails after spending two years in and out of the state's legal system. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, pleaded guilty in May to attempted aggravated assault after authorities said he threw a meal tray at a jail officer. He had been in jail serving a sentence for felony theft, drug possession and animal cruelty and was released in May after nearly 80 days in custody. In the latest incident, he was sentenced in Maricopa County Superior Court to 18 months of supervised probation and ordered to pay various fines and fees.
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December 31, 2008 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Rapper DMX has reached a plea deal in Phoenix on multiple drug possession, theft and animal cruelty charges. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of animal cruelty, one count of theft and one count each of felony possession of marijuana and a narcotic drug. A Maricopa County Superior Court commissioner has set a sentencing hearing for Jan. 30. Additional charges will be dismissed then. The 38-year-old rapper has been arrested several times in Arizona in the past year and missed several court dates.
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May 24, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A judge in Upper Marlboro, Md., has vacated a $1.5-million judgment awarded to a woman who filed a defamation suit against rapper DMX after he alleged that she raped him. Prince George's County Circuit Judge Thomas Smith ruled last week that DMX (real name: Earl Simmons) was not properly served with court papers in the case filed against him by Monique Wayne. Wayne became pregnant after an August 2003 encounter with Simmons. She gave birth in April 2004, and DNA tests showed it was Simmons' son. But in a 2006 magazine interview, Simmons, without referring to Wayne by name, said she "raped" him while he slept.
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August 21, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
DMX has been arrested for the third time this year. However, the "Ruff Ryders Anthem" rapper was in the passenger seat this time, according to rep Domenick Nati. South Carolina police said they noticed a warrant out for DMX stemming from a previous case of driving without a license and informed him that he needed to go to jail, according to a police report obtained by TMZ. They also said that DMX smelled as if he were drunk and was in possession of weed when he was arrested.
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July 26, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Rapper DMX has been arrested again, this time on suspicion of DUI.  The rapper, 42, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was arrested Friday in South Carolina and charged with driving under the influence as well as not having a driver's license, according to Greenville County officials who spoke to the Associated Press. A trooper received a call about a possible DUI driver and then saw the hip-hop star driving erratically in his Plymouth station wagon, a spokesman for the South Carolina Highway Patrol told E!
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February 13, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Rapper DMX was arrested in South Carolina early Wednesday on a charge of driving without a license. The rapper recently completed a stint behind bars after his probation was revoked for the same reason and because he refused to submit to a drug test. The 42-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was arrested after police said they saw him leaving a gas station in Greer, in northwestern South Carolina, around 1 a.m., the Associated Press reported. He was taken to jail, then released after paying a fine.
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July 26, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Rapper DMX has been arrested again, this time on suspicion of DUI.  The rapper, 42, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was arrested Friday in South Carolina and charged with driving under the influence as well as not having a driver's license, according to Greenville County officials who spoke to the Associated Press. A trooper received a call about a possible DUI driver and then saw the hip-hop star driving erratically in his Plymouth station wagon, a spokesman for the South Carolina Highway Patrol told E!
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February 13, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Rapper DMX was arrested in South Carolina early Wednesday on a charge of driving without a license. The rapper recently completed a stint behind bars after his probation was revoked for the same reason and because he refused to submit to a drug test. The 42-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was arrested after police said they saw him leaving a gas station in Greer, in northwestern South Carolina, around 1 a.m., the Associated Press reported. He was taken to jail, then released after paying a fine.
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December 31, 2008 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Rapper DMX has reached a plea deal in Phoenix on multiple drug possession, theft and animal cruelty charges. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of animal cruelty, one count of theft and one count each of felony possession of marijuana and a narcotic drug. A Maricopa County Superior Court commissioner has set a sentencing hearing for Jan. 30. Additional charges will be dismissed then. The 38-year-old rapper has been arrested several times in Arizona in the past year and missed several court dates.
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July 25, 2008 | From the Associated Press
DMX rapped for reporters outside a Phoenix courtroom after pleading not guilty to felony charges of theft and identity theft. Then he plugged his new album. Authorities allege the 37-year-old rapper gave the name "Troy Jones" and an incorrect Social Security number to a Scottsdale hospital in April to avoid paying $7,500 in medical expenses. After a hearing on Thursday, DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, rapped: "If you ever fall down, get back up."
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July 24, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Rapper DMX has been indicted on felony charges by a grand jury in Arizona for allegedly trying to get out of paying a hospital bill. Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas says the 37-year-old rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, has been charged with one count of theft and one count of taking someone else's identity. Authorities say Simmons went to Scottsdale's Mayo Clinic in April, said his name was "Troy Jones" and received care with no intent of paying the bill. A DMX spokesman could not be reached for comment.
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July 31, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Rapper DMX, who has been in and out of jail after a slew of arrests over the past few years, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection due to years of "financial strains" and "poor financial management. " The "Ruff Ryders Anthem" and "Party (Up In Here)" rapper, 42, whose real name is Earl Simmons, made the announcement Monday following an arrest in South Carolina last week.  "DMX's financial strains have been inhibiting his career for several years," said a statement from his publicist, Domenick Nati.
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May 24, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A judge in Upper Marlboro, Md., has vacated a $1.5-million judgment awarded to a woman who filed a defamation suit against rapper DMX after he alleged that she raped him. Prince George's County Circuit Judge Thomas Smith ruled last week that DMX (real name: Earl Simmons) was not properly served with court papers in the case filed against him by Monique Wayne. Wayne became pregnant after an August 2003 encounter with Simmons. She gave birth in April 2004, and DNA tests showed it was Simmons' son. But in a 2006 magazine interview, Simmons, without referring to Wayne by name, said she "raped" him while he slept.
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