The Fox is back in the News!


By -- CJ
Staff Writer

FoxyBrownsexygals.jpgThese days it seems that female celebrities are predominantly courting the legal system, from Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and Naomi Campbell to Rapper Foxy Brown. However, it's the Brooklyn MC that seems to be pulling ahead for the number of incidences she's had with the law. Incidentally, it is another female that Brown had to thank last Thursday for her freedom. The Ill Na Na was faced with jail time for violating her probation, stemming from her fracas in a beauty supply store in Florida, however, Criminal Court Judge Melissa Jackson saved her the confinement and restored her probation despite objections from Attorney Mathilda Leo of the Probation Department. Judge Jackson announced, "I'm going to restore her to probation. There's no necessity for the court to monitor her."

She also complemented the smiling rapper. "I see a positive probation report here," Jackson told Brown. "It was a real struggle to get you on-board. I want to see you finish this sentence and go on to a happy life." he female Judge is apparently basing her decision on Foxy's behavior during the past few months. The Associated Press reported that, Brown, born Inga Marchand, maintained appointments with her probation officer, sought permission before leaving the state, passed her drug tests and attended required classes for anger management.

The verdict was music to Foxy's ears. Clad in a brown-and-turquoise sundress and taupe stiletto heels, the troubled rapper smiled again and thanked the judge.

Brown had been on three years' probation stemming from a 2004, incident in which she attacked two manicurists at a Chelsea nail salon. Her misdemeanor assault plea deal included a requirement that she get permission from her probation officer before leaving the state. But, as reported earlier by YardFlex, Brown violated her probation when she not only traveled out-of-state to Florida but was subsequently arrested Feb. 15, 2007 for allegedly throwing hair glue at a beauty shop employee when he asked her to leave because the shop was closing. Then to add insult to the injury, she struggled with a police officer that arrived on the scene. Foxy was charged in that incident with battery and resisting an officer with violence. She was released after posting a $1,500 bond.

Judge Jackson could have placed her behind bars a la Paris Hilton style, for up to a year for violating probation with the Florida trip but spared her.