Funkmaster Flex Pleads Guilty In Assault Case

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

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

last year.

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.