rapper Tony Yayo
reportedly rejected a prosecutor's deal in a Manhattan courtroom today (July 24) that would have sent him to jail for nine months if he plead guilty to assaulting the 14-year-old son of Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond.
Yayo (born Marvin Bernard) was charged in March with assault, harassment and endangering the welfare of a child for hitting James Rosemond on a Manhattan street. Yayo, who was released on $5,000 bail, has denied the charges.
"The prosecution's nine-month offer is one Tony vehemently rejected," Scott Leemon, Yayo's lawyer, told The Associated Press. "It's not even a good offer for a guilty person, and Tony denies the allegations absolutely."
Judge Neil Ross adjourned the case until September 6 when he will rule whether to allow Leemon to subpoena e-mails between Rosemond's Czar Entertainment and 5W Public Relations, a New York based PR firm.
Czar Entertainment is a management company co-founded by Rosemond which represents The Game, Brandy, Rick Ross and Shyne, among others.