Puerto Rico Reggaetón Singer Accused of Domestic Violence

Jan 10, 2023
10:38 AM

A DJ plays reggaetón at the Sueños concert in Chicago, 2022. (Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP)

SAN JUAN (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico arrested Randy Ortiz Acevedo of the popular reggaetón duo Jowell & Randy on domestic violence charges after a judge on Monday ruled there was sufficient evidence against the singer.

Ortiz, who is not required to enter a plea yet, was detained on a $15,000 bond, prosecutor Anthony Oyola told reporters.

A publicist for Ortiz did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

Oyola said the charges stem from a January 7 incident but declined to provide further details given that it’s a domestic violence case. He added only that Ortiz’s mother testified on behalf of the singer before he was charged.

Jowell & Randy are considered reggaetón pioneers that began their careers 20 years ago.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story identified the person in the photo as Randy Ortiz Acevedo. The caption has been changed to correct this mistake.