Foxy Brown Pleads Not Guilty In Beauty Store Incident, Heading To Trial In June

Foxy Brown appeared

in a Broward County court today (Mar. 28) and pleaded not guilty to two charges

stemming from an altercation with the owner of a beauty supply store in Pembroke

Pines, FL. Her

hearing was scheduled for 9:00 am, but was rescheduled until 1: 30 pm, because

her plane was late.Brown,

born Inga Marchand, was charged with resisting an officer without violence and

simple battery on Feb. 15.

Sam Hayssam, owner of Queens Beauty Shop, became embroiled in a dispute with Brown,

who was using beauty products in the store’s bathroom. When

he told her that the store was closing, Brown allegedly refused to leave the store,

went into a rage and allegedly threw hair glue and spat on him.Hayssam

called 911 and when police responded to the call, Brown allegedly struggled with

a police officer, who wrestled her to the ground and arrested her. She

was released the next day on $1,500 bond.An

an arrest warrant was issued for Brown on Mar. 22, after she missed a scheduled

court date in Fort Lauderdale.Today,

lawyers for the rapper said her absence was not intentional, as the arraignment

notice was mailed to her old residence in New Jersey, as opposed to her current

residence in Brooklyn, NY. While

Brown remained silent in court, outside of the courtroom, Brown told local reporters

that she would "stand up and fight and take care of this."On

Mar. 1, Brown pleaded guilty to violating the terms of her probation, because

she was in Florida without permission from her probation officer, in direct violation

of the terms of her current probation. Brown,

born Inga Marchand, was sentenced to probation in Oct. 2006 for assaulting two

Manhattan nail salon employees, over a $20 manicure in Aug. 2004.Manhattan

Criminal Court Judge Melissa Jackson allowed Brown to continue the existing terms

of her probation, but warned her that if any other infractions occur, she could

be sent to prison for an entire year. Brown

will stand trial for the incident in Pembroke Pines in June. She

addressed the charges during a press conference held at Brown Memorial Baptist

Church in Brooklyn on Feb. 26. Brown

said that the only crime she committed was "being a young black female celebrity

in Broward County" and claimed Hayssam was attempting to cash in on her celebrity

status. "I

am the victim of an overzealous police department who engaged in police brutality

and a money hungry store owner whose motives are for me to pay his mortgage on

his house and his children’s tuition," Brown said.

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