Judge orders Singleton to make short

Fined $300, ordered to domestic violence counseling

Director John Singleton, was ordered Tuesday to make a short film about domestic violence after pleading no contest to charges he had punched the mother of his 6-year-old daughter.

Singleton, 31, was accused of battery in the January incident, which prosecutors told the Los Angeles Municipal Court followed a dispute over visiting rights.

Singleton allegedly struck the 28-year-old woman in the face and body and choked and shoved her when she came to pick up their child after the girl had visited him.

Judge Susan Isacoff placed Singleton on three years’ probation, fined him $300 and ordered him to undergo a year of domestic violence counseling.

The director, whose films include “Rosewood,” “Higher Learning” and “Boyz N the Hood,” was also ordered to confer with an expert on domestic violence so he could make a 15- to 30-minute film on the subject.