Charges against Remy Ma dropped for tussle with ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star12/02/2019
A Manhattan judge Monday dismissed and sealed the assault case against Remy Ma, who was charged with slugging “Love & Hip Hop” castmate Brittney Taylor in the face.
“We cannot prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt,” said Assistant DA Juan Maldonado, who asked for the dismissal.
He said that a witness who was with the rapper the entire night of the alleged April 16 beatdown never saw her interact with Taylor. Another witness, who initially supported Taylor’s narrative, had stopped cooperating, the prosecutor said.
Ma, whose real name is Reminisce Smith, had been charged with four counts of misdemeanor assault and harassment.
Wearing a plush pink and yellow fur coat and yellow pumps, Ma beamed as she left Manhattan Criminal Court.
“I’m just happy that it’s over,” she said. “I wish they would have come to this conclusion before I had an ankle bracelet and lost months and months of wages.”
The case began to crumble after Taylor wrote in a private group chat that it was actually Ma’s husband, Papoose, who left her with the shiner.
“I have the video,” Taylor allegedly wrote. “Papoose is a B—tch for toching [sic] me and he’s a B—tch for making his wife take the wrap [sic] for it! SMFH!!! N—-REALLY KNOCKED ME OUT BRO! S–T MAKING ME SICK TO MY SOUL.”
The chat was released on social media and turned over to prosecutors.
Taylor landed in cuffs just two months after she told cops that Ma had roughed her up during a charity concert at Irving Plaza. Another woman accused Taylor of chucking a phone at her head and clawing at her neck. Taylor took a dismissal deal in that case.
Taylor’s civil lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, declined to comment.
Ma’s lawyer, Dawn Florio, said that she was pleased the truth finally emerged.
“Remy Smith has always maintained her complete innocence as she never laid a hand on her celebrity-obsessed, clout-chasing, credibility-challenged accuser,” the attorney said.
In 2007, the Bronx-born beauty was locked up for six years after shooting a friend in a dispute over money.
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