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Singer/actress Brandy's former TV brother Marcus T. Paulk has been charged with domestic violence after an alleged bust-up with his girlfriend earlier this year.

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The "Moesha" star reportedly surrendered to authorities in Los Angeles and was placed under arrest in August after his unnamed girlfriend ended up in hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

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According to editors at TMZ, the actor has now formally been charged with domestic violence and battery.

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If convicted, he could face up to four years behind bars.