New York rapper Foxy Brown had a reason to smile Tuesday (July 12) after winning a year-long court case which charged her with mooning a female neighbor in 2010.
According to reports, the plaintiff decided to fall back on the case.
A judge in Brooklyn has dropped charges that rapper Foxy Brown violated a court order by mooning her neighbor. Assistant District Attorney Robert Isdith opted to scrap the case after the neighbor, Irene Raymond, told prosecutors that she would not testify in the trial. “While the district attorney’s office has no doubt the defendant committed this crime, we have no other choice but to dismiss this case,” Isdith said in a statement. (Rolling Stone)
Following the move, Brown’s attorney Salvatore Strazzullo said he felt confident about winning the case if it had proceeded.
Salvatore Strazzullo, an attorney for Brown said he plans to sue the City, Police Department and Brooklyn D.A. for prosecuting his client maliciously. He contends that Raymond had to have been lying about the encounter because “[Brown] wasn’t wearing any underwear.” Raymond had claimed the raunchy rapper removed her panties when she mooned her. (International Business Times)
Additional reporting claims Brown’s victim realized she could not make a profit from the case.
A source familiar with the case said Raymond told prosecutors that her lawyer had concluded there was no money to be made by suing Brown so she did not want to cooperate any further in the criminal case. Brown’s lawyer Salvatore Strazzullo announced he intends to sue the city, the NYPD and the D.A.’s office for malicious prosecution. (New York Daily News)
Last November, Brown turned down a plea deal in her summer 2010 case.
Foxy Brown has refused to accept a plea deal over a misdemeanor charge of violating a court order stemming from a confrontation with a neighbor. The hip-hop star, real name Inga Marchand, was arrested and charged with public lewdness and harassment after a run-in with Arlene Raymond in New York in July. Brown, who faces up to one year in jail if found guilty of violating the protection order, said after the hearing: “We will fight this.” (Fox News)
Check out a past Foxy Brown interview down below: