Ed Lover Denies Striking Woman; Sentenced To Community Service

Hip-Hop pioneer Ed Lover plead guilty to a violation relating to charges that he punched a New Jersey woman in the face at a Manhattan nightclub in December of 2005.

Ed Lover was originally charged with assault and second-degree harassment, stemming from a December 12 incident at Club Duvet in Manhattan.

Prosecutors claimed that Ed Lover struck Leticia Belford during a fight between a female guest of Ed Lover's and Belford.

Ed Lover allegedly intervened and struck Belford in the face, which gave her a mild concussion and caused a cut that required 20 stitches to close.

Yesterday (October 23) Ed Lover, former host of Yo! MTV Raps and current Power 105.1 DJ, pleaded guilty to a violation of disorderly conduct, but did not admit to punching Leticia Belford.

Ed Lover, born James Roberts, was sentenced to seven days of community service, but will not have a criminal record.