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Former Color Me Badd front man Bryan Abrams — pushing a walker and looking far different from his glory days in the early 1990s — had his domestic violence case continued Wednesday morning in Cleveland County.
by Andrew Knittle Modified: November 20, 2013 at 5:37 pm •  Published: November 20, 2013
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Swain said Abrams is due back in court in January, at which point a judge will decide what's next for the former star.

“He's going to continue his counseling, he's got court costs to pay and community service still to do,” Swain said. “We're hopeful he can make progress between now and January.”

Court history

Since June 2006, Abrams has been charged with domestic abuse four times. Twice, the case against Abrams was dismissed. He pleaded guilty to beating his wife in 2007 and was placed on probation for two years.

Abrams also was arrested for drunken driving in December 2005, pleading guilty in Oklahoma County.

>>Read: Color Me Badd singer Bryan Abrams arrested (Published Sept. 8, 2008)

>>Read: Former Color Me Badd singer arrested (Published Sept. 19, 2006)

>>Read: Now working at a tire shop, singer's ex-wives are claiming he's a BADD FATHER (Published Aug. 26, 2005)

In the most recent case, filed in January 2012, Abrams was accused of punching his wife in the face during an argument at their south Oklahoma City home.

The woman, identified as Kimberly Frazier in court records, said she was “also hit in several places that caused injuries to her neck and thigh.”

The affidavit claims Abrams was involved in “12 prior domestic cases dating back to 2005.”

“OCPD (Oklahoma City Police Department) has pictures of Kimberly's injuries upon arrival of the police,” the affidavit states. “OCPD also has the 911 call of Kimberly's frantic voice saying she was assaulted by her husband.”

Faded glory

Along with three other Oklahoma City residents, Abrams was a founding member of Color Me Badd, which rose to stardom in the early 1990s with hits like “I Adore Mi Amor” and “All 4 Love.”

Color Me Badd's debut album sold millions of copies and their song “I Wanna Sex You Up” was featured in the film “New Jack City” during a love scene.

>>Read: "Color Me Badd" Finding Success (Published June 14, 1991)

>>Read: Badd Boys Back Home For Show (Published June 14, 1992)

>>Read: Colorful Guy Former Color Me Badd singer goes solo (Published Aug. 24, 2001)

The group's mainstream success was short-lived, however, and media reports and court records show Abrams has struggled for much of the past 15 years.

In recent years, Abrams appeared on a reality show that put former boy band members back together to try and write new songs.

The reality show was canceled after seven episodes.

by Andrew Knittle
Investigative Reporter
Andrew Knittle has covered state water issues, tribal concerns and major criminal proceedings during his career as an Oklahoma journalist. He has won reporting awards from the state's Associated Press bureau and prides himself on finding a real...
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