Afroman pleads guilty to assault charges

Published: Sep. 3, 2015 at 5:21 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 3, 2015 at 7:58 PM CDT
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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The woman who was hit in the face by a Grammy nominated artist is taking a sigh of relief after seeing a Biloxi judge this morning. Joseph Edgar Foreman, better known by his stage name Afroman, pleaded guilty to assault charges Thursday.

It's been almost six months since Haley Byrd was knocked off her feet during a performance at Kress Live in Biloxi. She was later diagnosed with a concussion. Byrd nervously waited to hear Foreman's fate while he was speaking to the judge with this attorneys.

Biloxi Municipal Court Judge William Tisdale suspended Foreman's sentence pending six months of good behavior. He will also have to take drug tests and attend anger management classes as part of his probation. If Foreman does not comply with these probation terms, he will face six months in jail.

Byrd's attorney, Tim Holleman, said they not only filed a suit against the rapper, but the next step will be to file a suit 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," Holleman said.

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

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