Rapper Foxy Brown escaped jail time Thursday after a judge restored her probation to good standing stemming from an assault case.
“I’m going to restore her to probation,” Criminal Court Judge Melissa Jackson said. “There’s no necessity for the court to monitor her.” Brown has kept her appointments with her probation officer, sought permission before leaving the state, passed her drug tests and attended required classes for anger management, according to the Associated Press.
I see a positive probation report here,” Jackson told the rapper. “It was an real struggle to get you on board. I want to see you finish this sentence and go on to a happy life.”
Foxy Brown, born Inga Marchand, made a misdemeanor assault plea deal based on an assault case in 2004 where she attacked two nail manicurists in a Chelsea (Manhattan, New York City Neighborhood) nail salon over payment. Her plea deal included a requirement that she get permission from her probation officer before leaving the state but Marchand violated probation when she went to Florida. She was arrested there for allegedly throwing hair glue at a beauty shop employee when he asked her to leave because the shop was closing, and later struggled with a police officer.
She could have been placed behind bars for up to a year for the violation but was instead charged with battery and resisting an officer with violence, and released after posting a $1,500 bond. Marchand was pleased with the decision as she smiled and thanked the judge.