Elle King's ex arrested for domestic violence

Published By Alexa Caruso on May 18, 2017

Elle KingSinger Elle King's former husband, Andrew Ferguson, was arrested for domestic violence after an altercation with Elle back in April.

A source told TMZ that on April 23, Andrew and Elle were arguing in their Los Angeles home when Andrew grabbed her by the throat, threw her onto the bed and said, "I'm gonna f***ing kill you." Andrew's side of the story tells a different picture, though, which is that he threw her onto the bed to stop her from hitting her head on the wall.

When police arrived, they saw scratches on Elle's neck and marks on her arm, at which point they arrested Andrew and charged him with felony domestic violence. But no charges were laid as the district attorney decided not to move forward with the case. Elle also said she didn't want to press charges, telling the police later on that the two were partying and things just got out of hand.

This news comes just a few days after the Ex's & Oh's singer (who is the daughter of actor Rob Schneider) posted a photo to her Instagram revealing the two had already been married in March 2016 before their scheduled wedding in April 2017 and subsequent split. It seems the singer is very emotional over what's transpired, asking fans to "Please be respectful of our emotions and our space during this time. Everybody thought I lost my mind and I did. So, be kind."

You can check out Elle's post below. ~Alexa Caruso

Comments & Discussion

  1. Sarah • 5/18/2017 11:22:57 AM

    Umm, got married after just 3 weeks?! No wonder it fell a part! She barely knew the guy, who, of course, turned out to be a violent nut!

  2. CDubya • 5/18/2017 11:35:05 AM

    Geez.Wow.

  3. A-nony-mouse • 5/18/2017 5:28:07 PM

    Sarah, my husband and I got married 4 weeks after getting together. That was 19 years ago and we're still going strong. Just because they got married quickly doesn't mean it was destined to fall apart or that she wouldn't really know him. I'm living proof that there are exceptions to that kind of opinion.

  4. TeeDee • 5/18/2017 5:49:26 PM

    Sorry, Elle; love your talent, but plenty of people 'party' without it turning into a choking and hitting situation, no matter what may have provoked it. Zero excuses for violence and zero excuses! You should have pressed charges because if he goes off and does this to another woman, you are party responsible for enabling him.

  5. Who me? • 5/18/2017 9:54:28 PM

    My daughter had the same experience with her addict ex husband, who subsequently hooked up with a druggie, knocked her up, beat her up while she was holding their new baby and my two grandkids got to witness the whole mess. My grandson are very young but are on antidepressants and exhibiting behaviours of being abused, Social Services just hate to get involved. Too much like work. Disgusting.

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