Hot 97’s Aston "Funkmaster Flex" Taylor
struck a deal in Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday and plead guilty to harassing
Power 105.1 air personality Steph Lova.
Flex’s Lawyer, Murray Richman said that by striking
the deal, Flex was not charged with any crime and was cited for a violation.
"He denies striking her, and the district
attorney agreed that this case could be adequately disposed of through a plea
to harassment which is a violation, not even a misdemeanor," Richman told
the New York Post.
Flex must serve 35 hours of community service.
"Flex is trying to rebuild his relationship
with Steph Lova and he wants to put this all behind him," A spokesperson
for Flex told AllHipHop.com.
Steph Lova, whose real name is Stephanie Saunders,
claimed that Flex cornered her outside of Hot 97’s New York office and smacked,
punched and choked her and then tossed a wad of money at her.
Lova filed a $5 million dollar civil suit against
Flex in October of last year.
"My attorneys have instructed me that it
would be inappropriate at this time to provide any further comment with respect
to the civil lawsuit that I have filed in the state supreme court of New York,"
Lova said in a statement.
The problems between to the two started after
Nas appeared on Power 105 during Lova’s show, furious that Hot 97 officials
wouldn’t allow him to simulate a lynching of Jay-Z, during Hot 97’s Summer Jam
Nas also accused Flex of taking money to play
certain records and urged fans to rob Flex when they saw him on the street.
Nas recanted the robbery request and apologized for encouraging violence.