Gully Bop has been accused of abusing cocaine and other substances during his domestic trial against hiw wife.
After a parish court heard on Wednesday (June 27) that he is struggling with cocaine abuse, the assault case against Jamaican entertainer has been transferred to the Drug Treatment Court, which serves as an alternative to incarceration for drug-dependent offenders, who are provided with treatment and rehabilitation under judicial supervision.
While the “Body Specialist” deejay told the court that he was innocent of the allegations during the proceedings, the presiding judge asked about the Bop’s mental state.
The Clerk of Court indicated that his wife had raised concerns that the entertainer had reportedly indicated that he abuses cocaine and needs help.
The proceeding was suspended to allow the court to hold a consultation session with the accused and a probation officer.
On resumption, it was indicated that the case would be transferred to the Drug Treatment Court with the entertainer’s bail being extended. The judge ordered that in addition to the evaluation, a social enquiry report should be done.
The matter is to be heard on September 6 as the complainant is overseas and will not return to the country until then.
Gully Bop, whose real name is Robert Malcolm, appeared in the St Thomas Parish Court on allegations that he beat and slapped his spouse in her face during a domestic dispute at their home in Nuts River in the parish on June 8.
He was later charged with assault occasioning bodily harm. He is out an $40,000 bail.