Why Fabolous Won’t Get Jail Time for Assaulting Girlfriend Emily B

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After Fabolous made headlines months ago for assaulting girlfriend Emily B, the rapper plans to plead guilty to a lesser charge in the incident.

Bossip reported the rapper appeared in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court Thursday, June 28 for an early disposition hearing, where he dressed in a red and blue tracksuit and was accompanied by an unidentified man and woman. Emily B, the mother of his two children, was not at the five-minute hearing.

Durning the court session Fab’s lawyer told the judge the case would be closed soon because his client planned to take a “pre-trial intervention” deal. Under such an agreement, Fab, whose real name is John Jackson, would plead guilty to what will likely be lesser charge other than those of aggravated assault and terroristic threats, which authorities slapped on him in the spring.

Rather than getting prison time, Fab will be sentenced to pre-trial intervention, which is a diversion program for first-time offenders lasting anywhere from six months to a few years. Should the rapper complete the stint successfully, his charges could be removed from his record.

Back in March, an incident that occurred at the height of their spat when Fabolous is alleged to have knocked out Emily’s two front teeth and after punching her seven times. He’s also accused of threatening his girlfriend in texts. One message said he wished to hit her in the head with baseball bat and that he would kill her but he “did not want to go out like that.”

However, since that time, Fab and Emily have reconciled and she even showed up to one of his hearings stemming from the assault. Emily posted an adoring Father’s Day message for the rapper earlier this month writing, “Happy Father’s Day @myfabolouslife! Thank you for being such an amazing father to our children! We love you 💙#papi.”

Fab is due to appear back in court in July.

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