Remy Ma is officially off the hook in her assault case after a judge decided to drop the charges.
On Monday, the rapper appeared before the court to address the looming assault charges for allegedly punching her “Love and Hip Hop” castmate, Brittney Taylor, in the face. However, during the hearing, prosecutors said they couldn’t prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Remy committed the crime; and since there was no video evidence or witnesses to back Taylor’s claims, the judge dismissed the case entirely, TMZ reports.
The charges stemmed from an April incident, in which Remy allegedly punched Tayor in the right eye while backstage at a Benefit Concert in NYC. Initially, the rapper was booked for misdemeanor assault, but after further investigation, prosecutors slapped Remy with 4 charges, including two counts of assault, 1 count of aggravated harassment, and another count of harassment in the 2nd degree.
However, as the legal battle continued, Remy maintained her innocence, and now, it appears her persistence has paid off.
“Remy has always maintained her complete innocence as she never laid a hand on her celebrity-obsessed, clout chasing, credibility challenged accuser,” Dawn Florio, Remy’s lawyer, told TMZ of Taylor. “Unfortunately, these manufactured allegations caused my client to suffer the indignities of having to wear an ankle monitor while having freedom limited by travel restrictions and an 8:00 PM curfew.”
“These restrictions have hurt my client’s ability to perform, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost income. District Attorney Vance’s office should be commended for its exercise of sound judgment in agreeing to dismiss these unwarranted charges.”
Remy celebrated the legal win with an Instagram post, writing, “This that “Case Dismissed” beat!”