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Foxy Brown Responds to Assault Allegations, Alledges Police Brutality

During a press conference in Brooklyn this morning, rapper Foxy Brown denied allegations that she assaulted a storeowner in Florida and suggested that local police had treated her unfairly. According to a report from South Florida’s CBS 4, Foxy addressed reporters surrounded by a group of lawyers, family and friends and proclaimed her innocence. “For the last week, I have been vilified in the media as assaulting a store owner,” she said. “What the media fails to forget is there are always two sides to a story and perception isn’t always reality.” Fox was arrested on February 15 after the owner of Queen Beauty Supply in Pembroke Pines claimed that she squirted hair glue in his direction, spit and swore at him and knocked over display cases in the store when he told her she had to leave because the store was closing. The rapper then left the store and was taken into custody by a police officer that reported that he had to use a takedown maneuver to subdue her. Today, Foxy vehemently denied the charges. “The only crime I am guilty of committing is being a young, Black female celebrity in Broward County,” the Ill Na Na said. “I am the victim of an overzealous police department who engaged in police brutality and a money hungry store owner whose motives are for me to pay his mortgage on his house and his children’s tuition.” Fox Boogie and her attorney refused to comment further on the allegations of police brutality, but mentioned that they will be filing charges against the department later this week. Pembroke Pines police officials declined comment on her statements, saying only that they would “allow the case to proceed through the court system.”

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