Remy Ma‘s attorney Dawn Florio was in a New York City courtroom on Friday, after the rapper was charged with assaulting “Love & Hip-Hop” cast mate Brittney Taylor. And Floria said Taylor was the aggressor.
But not against Remy, towards her stepdaughter Dejanae Mackie, the child of her husband Papoose.
As reported, Taylor accused the “shETHER” rapper of punching her at a benefit concert at Manhattan’s Irving Plaza in April, and one month later Remy was charged with assault in the third degree, plus, one count of harassment in the second degree.
Outside the courtroom, Florio told reporters that Taylor “has actively been calling my client’s daughter, as well as tagging her on social media.” And that “Remy doesn’t want her daughter to be harassed by Brittney.”
The lawyer also claimed she has screenshots as proof, which will be handed to prosecutors.
Shortly after Remy turned herself in for the alleged assault and was released on $1,500 bail, her publicist Ernest Dukes put out a statement and accused Taylor of lying for money.
“Taylor bypassed numerous police officers that were on the scene to post allegations on her Instagram page and hired a civil lawyer, who is known for high profile lawsuits,” the statement read. “Both of Remy’s lawyers assert there’s credible evidence to support that this is a baseless case and nothing more than a money grab attempt.”
In April, however, Taylor spoke to the Daily News and insisted that Remy was the aggressor, and the alleged assault took place after she defended Mackie from being assaulted by a man.
“What happened with me and Dej in Miami is I saved her. I saved her life, and [Remy] got aggressive,” she explained. “She was like, ‘That’s not what I heard,’ and she punched me in the face.”
Remy is due back in court on Sept. 26, and Floria believes there’s a good chance the charges will be dropped, because she said the DA has an “open mind.”