SAN DIEGO – Prosecutors have decided not to pursue charges against Victor Willis, the original policeman in '70s disco band The Village People, who was arrested last month after his girlfriend accused him of choking and threatening her.
The woman claimed the 55-year-old singer had threatened her with a knife and had been abusive, police said.
Willis could have faced charges including battery, criminal threat and domestic violence battery with no injury, said Maria Velasquez, a spokeswoman for the city attorney's office. Velasquez said Friday the case would not be pursued for "evidentiary reasons."
"There was simply a minor disagreement between Victor and his fiancee who are residing together in a penthouse apartment in San Diego's La Jolla area," said Alice Wolf, Willis' publicist, in a statement. "Victor loves her very much and she loves Victor."
In September, Willis was sentenced to three years' probation on drug possession charges after he agreed to enter a treatment program. A statement on his Web site said he recently completed a seven-month program.
Willis co-wrote hits such as "YMCA" and "In the Navy." He left The Village People in 1980.