New York judge threatens to jail rapper Foxy Brown
Inga Marchand “Foxy Brown” had been scheduled to appear Monday morning in Criminal Court in Manhattan, however when her case was called, defense attorney Frank Rothman said his client was home recovering from a dental procedure â€” an excuse that angered Judge Melissa C. Jackson.
“I don’t take this kindly,” the judge said. “I don’t believe she is incapable of being here.”
The judge on Monday rejected a motion by Foxy Brown to withdraw her guilty plea and said the sentencing would be held on Tuesday. She warned that if the rapper failed to show up, she would void a plea deal sparing her jail time and sentence her to a year behind bars.
Frank Rothman has assured the judge that this time his client would be there. “She’s showing no disrespect,” he said.
Foxy Brown pleaded guilty in August to misdemeanor assault charges stemming from a fight with nail salon workers over a manicure.
The prosecutors said 26-year-old Foxy Brown, kicked one employee and smacked a second in the face on Aug. 29, 2004, in an argument over payment for a manicure at Bloomie Nails.
The rapper had claimed she made her plea-deal decision under duress. “I find her plea was entered voluntarily,” the judge said.
The deal would require Brown to serve three years probation and take anger management classes.