‘So You Think You Dance’ winner gets jail time in domestic violence case

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An actor and dancer from North Hollywood was sentenced to one year in county jail after he pleaded no contest to a domestic violence charge, prosecutors announced Thursday.

Joshua Allen, 28, who won the fourth season of “So You Think You Can Dance,” pleaded no contest to willfully injuring a girlfriend after a prior conviction and assault with a deadly weapon, a glass vase, according to a Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office statement.

Allen appeared in “Step Up 3D” and in the comedy “Freak Dance.”

In addition to one year in county jail, Allen was sentenced to five years of formal probation and 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling. He was also ordered to stay away from the victim for a decade, prosecutors said.

In April of last year, Allen assaulted and strangled his ex-girlfriend, according to prosecutors. About two months later, he attacked the same victim and she ran to a nearby coffee shop.

“Allen chased her into the coffee shop and threw a glass vase at a woman who attempted to help the victim and attacked another man who also tried to intervene,” prosecutors said.

Allen then vandalized the coffee shop until he was finally restrained by others.


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