Rapper Foxy Brown pleaded her innocence in a New York courtroom today after being charged for violating a court order against a Brooklyn neighbor.
Despite her plea, the rapper still faces up to a year behind bars.
Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, entered the plead Friday to a charge of criminal contempt. She could face up to one year in jail. Prosecutors say Brown violated the order in July by screaming at neighbor Arlene Raymond before bending over, baring her buttocks and showing her underwear while shouting an obscenity. The 31-year-old Brown was issued the order of protection after pleading guilty in 2008 to menacing Raymond with her cell phone. (Associated Press)
Brown is expected to head back to court in mid-November.
Friday was Brown’s fourth recent appearance at the courthouse in this case, and in addition to shedding her original seven-person entourage, she also shed her customary teal mid-thigh-length dress for tight beige jeans, a tight beige sweater and a brown leather jacket. Meanwhile, the order of protection was continued, and the case was adjourned until Nov. 16. (New York Daily News)
Earlier this week, Brown had the rest of her charges dropped in a New York court.
Prosecutors dropped all but one charge against raunchy rapper Foxy Brown, guaranteeing she will get no jail time. Afterward, she said she has had so much legal trouble recently because people are jealous of her. Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, was only indicted for allegedly violating a court order that barred her from contacting a neighbor. A grand jury failed to indict her on two felonies and three of four misdemeanors. The rapper was in good spirits as she exited Brooklyn Supreme Court and spoke to reporters outside. “I always knew I was innocent. And this is all about jealousy,” she said, without elaborating. (My Fox DC)
The rapper’s attorney also spoke on what took place.
Brown’s lawyer said the District Attorney’s office sent the appearance notification for Brown’s court hearing to the wrong lawyer, so her arraignment on the indictment was rescheduled for Friday. “The DA failed to indict her on all felony counts and three misdemeanors,” said Brown’s lawyer Salvatore Strazzullo. “They’re going after the big fish.” The Brooklyn DA’s office, however, said they sent the court notification to the lawyer Brown said was representing her, later saying that Strazzullo’s office had confirmed that they got the notification. But Strazzullo said he intends to fight the criminal contempt charge all the way. “When the DA pushes you, you have to push back harder,” he said. If convicted of that count, Brown faces community service. (NewsCore)
Check out a past Foxy Brown interview down below: