Stephanie "Steph Lova" Saunders has
officially filed a lawsuit against Aston "Funkmaster Flex," in connection
with his alleged assault of her in front of Hot 97's New York offices.
"I would like to take this opportunity to
express my appreciation for the overwhelming support I have received from fans,
my colleagues at Power 105.1 clear channel radio New York, and my numerous friends
and artists throughout the music industry," Saunders told AllHipHop.com
in a statement.
In the statement Saunders made it clear that
the events that occurred Thursday, September 19 were not because of any rivalry
that exists between new stations Power 105.1 and WQHT Hot 97.
"This unfortunate characterization should
not and cannot obscure the fact that the events which transpired stem from the
decision of Mr.Aston Taylor to place his hands on my person in a harmful and
offensive manner," she said in reference to Flex allegedly smacking, punching
and choking Lova. Flex then tossed a wad of money at Lova, implying that he
could pay any damages Lova sustained as a result of the assault.
"Although there have been several misstatements
of fact articulated by certain members of the media and WQHT, 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."