The winner of the fourth season of the Fox reality competition series “So You Think You Can Dance” pleaded no contest Thursday to attacking his ex-girlfriend in North Hollywood and throwing a glass vase at a woman who came to her aid last year.
Joshua Demon Allen, 28, of North Hollywood, was immediately sentenced to one year in county jail, 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling and five years of formal probation following his plea to one felony count each of willfully injuring a girlfriend after a prior conviction and assault with a deadly weapon involving the woman who tried to help her after she ran to a nearby coffee shop, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
He was charged with attacks on April 13, 2016, and June 19, 2016 on his ex-girlfriend — with the plea involving the latter attack, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Allen was initially convicted in January 2016 of injuring the same woman after a criminal protective order had been issued, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Allen’s ex-girlfriend ran to the nearby coffee shop to ask for help after being attacked in June 2016, said Deputy District Attorney Ranna Jahanshahi.
Allen chased her into the coffee shop and threw a glass vase at a woman who tried to help his ex-girlfriend, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
He was eventually subdued by others in the coffee shop.
Allen, a Texas native, won “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2008, and also appeared in the 2010 film “Step Up 3D” and the 2011 remake of “Footloose.”
–City News Service