Police Charge Tony Yayo With Assault, Victim’s Mother Speaks

Tony Yayo was arraigned this morning [Mar. 25] on one count of misdemeanor assault

and one count of endangering the welfare of a minor, after an altercation that

took place between himself and the 14-year-old son of Jimmy “Henchmen”

Rosemond. The

teen claimed Tony Yayo and 50 Cent were leaving

the offices of Violator Management last Tuesday (Mar. 20), when they saw him

walking down the street, wearing a Czar Entertainment T-shirt. Tony

Yayo allegedly backhanded the boy and yelled curse words towards the company.

"We

adamantly deny the allegations as put forth by the District Attorney’s office

today," Tony Yayo’s lawyer Scott E. Leemon told AllHipHop.com. Tony

Yayo was released on $5,000 bail, but the rapper will need to return to court

on Apr. 25. Representatives

for 50 Cent maintain that 50 Cent was nowhere near the altercation when it took

place."We

are conducting our own investigation to determine exactly what happened in Manhattan

on Tuesday, Mar. 20th,” 50 Cent’ s attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a statement.

“One thing I can say with absolute certainty, however, is that at the time

of the alleged incident, 50 Cent was not in New York State." Cynthia

Reed, the mother of the 14-year-old teen allegedly attacked by Tony Yayo and other

G-Unit members, is outraged that her son would be an innocent victim in an assault

by several grown men. "As

a mother I am concerned that my son, who is a fan of Hip-Hop, would be attacked

by the same artist whose music he listens to,” Reed told AllHipHop.com in

a statement. “It’s a shame that 50 Cent and Tony Yayo could feel comfortable

slapping and physically attacking an innocent 14-year-old minor that they market

and promote their records to." Representatives for 50 Cent have

denied that the rapper was involved in any assault on the teen and have dismissed

sources claiming 50 Cent was detained on Saturday by police, as previously reported.

The 14-year-old victim’s father is Jimmy "Henchmen" Rosemond,

the owner of Czar Entertainment; Rosemond has had a rich

history of conflict with G-Unit. Reed is seeking justice for her

son and the two of them met with police Saturday after Tony Yayo was arrested.

"This is a cowardly act on my son, who has done nothing to warrant

the verbal and physical abuse he received," Reed stated. "This issue

should not be taken lightly and these men should be looked upon as a serious threat

to society, having taken their relentless public rants towards their rivalries

to a level of extreme." Reed hopes her son’s case will ensure that

children are left out of such conflicts. "This should be looked

as a step away from child molestation,” Reed told AllHipHop.com. “I

seek justice in the form of restoring my son’s dignity and making sure any child

can wear whatever they want without fear of bodily injury."

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