Rapper Faces Assault Charges For Allegedly Attacking Masika Tucker
Former Love & Hip Hop Hollywood star Yung Berg has been offered a deal in his assault case involving ex-girlfriend Masika Tucker.
Prosecutors from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office offered Berg the chance to plead guilty to harassment, which is a violation, not a crime, for his alleged assault on Tucker last year. Berg would also have to attend batterer’s intervention program in New York or Los Angeles.
The rapper is currently facing assault, attempted assault and harassment charges for the alleged beat down. The NYPD arrested him last November for allegedly throttling Tucker in their hotel room after his credit card was declined. The reality show’s producers fired him days later.
Berg’s lawyer Xavier Donaldson said he’d be interested in resolving the case, but only if prosecutors dropped the assault charges.
Berg – aka Hitmaka – did not appear during Thursday’s brief hearing, but is due in court later this week.
The judge also extended an order of protection between Berg and Tucker until February 2016.