Singer Ray J denies crimes at Beverly Hills hotel

Ray J poses on a set depicting the Venice Beach boardwalk during a break from shooting his new series "One on One," at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Singer Ray J has pleaded not guilty to groping a woman at a Beverly Hills hotel bar and resisting arrest afterward.

Los Angeles County prosecutors say Ray J - whose legal name is William Ray Norwood - entered the plea Tuesday to misdemeanor charges of sexual battery, vandalism, battery on a police officer and resisting a peace officer.

He's scheduled to return to court for a preliminary hearing Aug. 28.

Raj J was arrested May 30 after a woman said he groped her at a bar at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Police say he refused to leave the bar when they arrived, became unruly and used his feet to shatter a patrol car window after being taken into custody.

Ray J is the brother of singer-actress Brandy Norwood.

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