Foxy Brown Rejects Plea In Assault Case
Accused of beating up two nail salon workers, rapper Foxy Brown has rejected a plea deal that would have kept her out of jail and would have involved no probation or conditions.Accused of beating up two nail salon workers, rapper Foxy Brown has rejected a plea deal that would have kept her out of jail and would have involved no probation or conditions.
Brown, 25, got the offer during her appearance in Manhattan Criminal Court, where she faces misdemeanor charges of assault, attempted assault and harassment in an Aug. 29 dispute at the Bloomie Nails salon in the city's Chelsea neighborhood.
Her lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, said Brown wasn't interested in any resolution that involved her admitting to a crime. He said the offer, a plea to a misdemeanor with no jail time, was "normally a good one, but she's not guilty."
Judge Melissa Jackson scheduled Brown's next court appearance for July 28.
Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, was accused of punching and kicking the two employees in a dispute over payment for a pedicure and a manicure. "I got the pedicure, but they didn't give me the manicure," she said after her last court date.
Prosecutors say Brown hit Myoung Yi repeatedly about the body and face with a cell phone in her closed fist and also kicked her. They say she hit a manager, Sun Ji Song, causing "bruising and swelling to the face, as well as substantial pain."
"I have confidence in the criminal justice system. I am confident that I will be exonerated," the rapper said today as she left court.
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