A man accused of breaking into actor-rapper LL Cool J's home has pleaded not guilty to a burglary charge.
Jonathan Kirby appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom and entered the plea.
Kirby was arrested after the star subdued him in his home early last Wednesday, breaking the 56-year-old's jaw, nose and ribs in the process. He faces 38 years to life in prison if convicted, due to his lengthy criminal history.
LL Cool J, whose real name is James Todd Smith, and his family were unharmed during the break-in, and nothing was apparently taken from their home.
He stars in the CBS TV series NCIS: Los Angeles.
Kirby's bail was set at 1.1 million dollars (£700,000).