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Woman punched by Afroman relieved by his guilty plea

Afroman pled guilty Thursday morning to assault charges. (Photo source: WLOX) Afroman pled guilty Thursday morning to assault charges. (Photo source: WLOX)
Holleman and his client say proper justice has been served. (Photo source: WLOX) Holleman and his client say proper justice has been served. (Photo source: WLOX)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Joseph Edgar Foreman, better known by his stage name Afroman, pled guilty Thursday morning to assault charges. Now, the woman who was hit in the face by the Grammy nominated artist, is taking a sigh of relief.

"Mr. Foreman pled guilty, Afroman pled guilty, which is what we were looking for," Attorney of Haley Byrd, Tim Holleman said.

It's been almost six months since Byrd was knocked off her feet during a Mardi Gras performance at Kress Live in Biloxi and later diagnosed with a concussion. For Afroman's inexcusable blow to Byrd's face, Biloxi Municipal Judge William Tisdale suspended his sentence pending six months of good behavior but that's not all.

"He'll have to undergo drug testing and anger management during that six months, and if he doesn't successfully complete that then he's going to spend a little time in jail," Holleman said.

After getting the news, both Holleman and his client walked out of the courtroom with a sigh relief and a feeling of proper justice being served.

"I'm happy he finally admitted his guilt. That means a lot because he had said variant things that was not admitting that he did something wrong. And he clearly did something very wrong to this lady," Holleman said.

Holleman says not only have they suit filed against the rapper, but the next suit will be filled against Kress Live.

"We've gotten information that they had some issues with their security, and that's going to be a question for them." he said.

Holleman says more information on the suit against Kress Live will be discussed at a later time.

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