Don Cornelius arrested

LOS ANGELES- Don Cornelius, the former host of the television show Soul Train, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, police said Saturday.

LOS ANGELES- Don Cornelius, the former host of the television show Soul Train, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, police said Saturday.

Police were called to his Hollywood Hills home late Oct. 17 after someone reported a domestic dispute, Officer Sam Park said. The 72-year-old producer was taken to jail, where he was booked for investigation of felony domestic violence, Park said. He was released on $50,000 bail and ordered to appear in court next month.

Park said he did not know whom Cornelius was suspected of assaulting. A call to Cornelius’ production office was not immediately returned. Cornelius started Soul Train in 1970 to showcase black music and culture, introducing television audiences to such legendary artists as Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye.

Cornelius stepped down as the Soul Train host in 1993.  AP

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