Thursday, August 16, 2007

Foxy Brown Charged in Alleged Assault

Foxy Brown Charged in Alleged Assault

Foxy Brown's temper seems to have gotten her in trouble again.

The 27-year-old rapper, who is on probation for attacking two manicurists at a nail salon in 2004, has been charged with assault and possession of a weapon her cell phone for allegedly hitting a neighbor with her BlackBerry.

Earlier this year, she was threatened with jail in a hair salon incident in Florida. Police said Brown threw hair glue at a beauty shop employee.

The latest arrest could lead to her probation being revoked.

"We have filed a violation of probation with the court," said Jack Ryan, a spokesman for the city Department of Probation.

Brown was arrested Tuesday for allegedly assaulting Arlene Raymond, 25, who lives near the rapper in the Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn, on July 30. Police said the two women got into a fight over Brown blasting her car stereo.

Raymond alleged that a few days later, they passed each other on the street and Brown hurled her BlackBerry at her, cutting her lip and knocking a tooth loose.

Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, was released on $50,000 bail after her arraignment Tuesday on charges of felony assault, misdemeanor assault and criminal possession of a weapon. Her manager, Chaz Williams, said the charges were false.

Brown's lawyer, state Sen. John Sampson, didn't immediately respond to requests Thursday for comment.

The rapper was accused of violating probation in the incident at the Florida hair salon. She was threatened with jail, but was restored to probation in good standing in June by a Manhattan judge, who said Brown had kept appointments with her probation officer, passed drug tests and attended required anger management classes.


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