Police in Northern California say a cousin of rapper MC Hammer has been accused of raping a woman he met on the social networking site Twitter.
KPIX-TV reports that 33-year-old Marvin Grant was arrested for investigation of rape Thursday in the sexual assault of a 40-year-old woman who arranged to meet him at a Livermore hotel Wednesday night.
Livermore Police Lt. Matt Sarsfield says the two developed a romantic relationship over e-mails and phone calls.
Police say Grant attacked the woman after she declined his advances.
Grant, who is also known as Marv, appears on the rapper’s reality show on the A&E cable network. The show follows the rapper and his family at his Tracy home.
It wasn’t immediately whether Grant had a lawyer.