Judge Threatens Brown With Jail Time
Rapper Foxy Brown missed a court date in her New York assault case on Monday (Oct. 23), and the judge vowed to issue a bench warrant for her arrest if she failed to appear again on Tuesday.Rapper Foxy Brown missed a court date in her New York assault case on Monday (Oct. 23), and the judge vowed to issue a bench warrant for her arrest if she failed to appear again on Tuesday.
The recording star, whose real name is Inga Marchand, told Criminal Court Judge Melissa Jackson in a letter she was unable to attend the hearing because she was undergoing oral surgery.
The judge reviewed a number of motions at the hearing, include one by Brown seeking to withdraw her guilty plea.
In August, Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting two women at a Manhattan nail salon in August 2004 by hitting and kicking them in a dispute over a $20 payment for a manicure Brown said she never received.
When the 28-year-old rapper learned that as part of 3-year probation she would be required to undergo periodic drug testing and attend anger management classes, she asked to withdraw her plea.
The judge on Monday denied her motion to withdraw her guilty plea and said she was considering changing her promised probation time to jail time.
Brown faces up to a year in jail should the judge sentence her to jail instead of probation.
In the last 18 months, the rap artist has fired three lawyers, delaying her case each time. Brown has also failed to show up for other scheduled proceedings.
She once stuck her tongue out at Jackson, which led to her being handcuffed to her seat in court until she apologized.
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