Judge Threatens Foxy with Jail Time After Missed Hearing
Judge Melissa C. Jackson scolded Foxy Brown’s lawyer when his client failed to show up in court today (October 23) for a hearing, threatening to throw the Brooklyn rapper in jail if she is not present for her sentencing on assault charges tomorrow. According to the Associated Press, Foxy was expected to be present for today’s hearing, but her attorney Frank Rothman claimed she was at home recovering from a dental procedure. The charges stem from the August 2004 incident in which two nail salon workers claimed that Foxy, whose real name is Inga Marchand, assaulted them during a dispute over payment for a manicure. Although Marchand pleaded guilty to the charges, she later claimed that she made the plea while under duress. Judge Jackson today rejected a motion to withdraw the guilty plea and established tomorrow as the day for sentencing.