Remy Ma Faces Trial for Alleged Assault of 'L&HH's Brittney Taylor
Remy Ma rejects a plea deal in favor of a trial. She hopes to prove her innocence in the case accusing her of assaulting a reality star with video footage to prove it.
Remy Ma is set to go on trial as she turns down a plea deal involving assault charges filed against her.
Ma was in court on Friday to reject a deal in relation to reality star Brittney Taylor’s case against her. The 27-year-old accused Ma of punching her in the face during Pretty Lou’s benefit concert in April. The latter surrendered to police earlier this month but was released hours later on a $1,500 bond. She has since been charged with two counts of third-degree assault, one count of second-degree aggravated harassment, and one count of second-degree harassment.
Ma is currently on parole for shooting a woman outside a deli in Manhattan in 2007. She was released in 2014 and her parole ends in August.
Ma was offered a plea deal which guarantees remaining charges will be dropped if she pled guilty to assault. The 38-year-old declined, hoping a trial will prove her innocence. Her legal counsel headed by Dawn Florio is confident that video surveillance footage would facilitate this.
BANKING ON A STRONG CASE
Taylor initially documented the time of assault at 9:30 pm which was disputed by Ma’s camp who has proof the “State of the Culture” co-host arrived at the venue an hour later. Prosecutors then moved the time to 10:30 casting doubt on Taylor’s testimony.
To strengthen Ma’s case, Florio suggested in court that Taylor may be under psychiatric treatment judging from her social media posts about bipolar disorder.
TAKING A SWIPE AT TAYLOR
Meanwhile, outside the hearing, Ma, dressed in black and white, reportedly took a swipe at the "Love & Hip Hop" star telling reporters to be wary of stars who they give credibility to.
“You guys should probably Google the people that you guys are calling ‘stars,’ and that you guys are, you know, giving credibility to. Look into them.”
WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS
Ma is currently on parole for shooting a woman outside a deli in Manhattan in 2007. She was released in 2014 and her parole ends in August. If convicted this may mean jail time again for her. Ma can’t afford to go to jail at this time, having welcomed a daughter with her husband Papoose in December. The fact that she rejected a deal that would guarantee her freedom would mean she’s confident in winning this case.