Mario Charged With Assaulting Mother
The R&B singer is arrested after violent fight with his mum...
Mariohas been charged with second degree assault after allegedly injuring his mother at their Baltimore home.
The 24-year-old star was taken into custody after Shawntia Hardaway called the police and claimed her son had violently pushed her and was "throwing and damaging property". Hardaway also claimed they had fought earlier in the week and that she feared for her life.
A police report detailing the incident stated that Mario pushed his mother "eight feet into a living room wall, where Ms Hardaway hit her head on the wall". It also listed evidence of a violent altercation – a broken mirror, damaged china cabinet, broken glass and a hole in a door of the property.
Mario’s mother is a recovering heroin addict and at the height of his fame, the singer openly discussed the struggles he’d faced growing up. “I was about nine or 10. I remember seeing needles on the dresser," he said. “That was the first time I ever noticed anything weird. After that it was just her personality and her mood swings, and just her not being around for long periods of time.”
The singer was charged with assault and released on $50,000 bail after several hours behind bars. His lawyer later stated it was just an "an unfortunate incident" between a loving son and his mother.