Z-Ro won't stand trial for the alleged beating
Z-Ro will not see a trial over his alleged beating of ex-girlfriend Just Brittany. A grand jury failed to indict the Houston rapper.
According to TMZ‘s sources, the case was tossed because the jury couldn’t make Brittany’s version of events line up with the audio recording that she shared with police.
Via the gossip website:
“Z-RO’s attorney, Charles Adams, tells TMZ …There were huge inconsistencies between the recording and the written statement Brittany provided cops. He believes that’s ultimately why the grand jury exonerated Z-RO.”
“He spazzed out,” she said. “He put his hands on me.” Brittany said she slapped him and that he then beat her for the next two hours. Brittany also claimed that Z-Ro was “not the man I fell in love with” while this was going on.
“He had no soul in his eyes,” she added.
An upsetting audio recording of Brittany begging to be let out of the bathroom she accused Z-Ro of trapping her in surfaced in the months since Z-Ro’s arrest. But apparently that recording did more harm to Brittany’s case than good.
While Z-Ro hasn’t gone on the record speaking out against the charges, the gossip website spoke to unnamed sources in the rapper’s camp who said that they believe the charges were filed to gin up publicity for Brittany’s new reality show.
“Z-Ro is telling friends it’s not a coincidence Brittany reported the alleged assault on Monday — 3 months later — because the new reality show she’s on, ‘Signed,’ premiered Wednesday,” the website wrote at the time. “The insinuation — she’s just trying to get her name in headlines. To that point, our Z-Ro sources point out Brittany bragged she was trending on social media … the day after his arrest.”
Brittany denied the allegations on the talk show Raq Rants. “I’m mad that my debut of my show that I’ve waited so long for is overshadowed by domestic abuse,” she said. “I’m f*cking pissed off…This was my moment.”
The pair used to be on good terms. They closed out 2016 by recording a music video together, but clearly things soured before the alleged incident in April. Brittany waited several months to report the incident which Z-Ro’s camp says was intentional to drum up headlines around her new show.
However, women frequently hold off on reporting abuse for a number of reasons: fear, shock, worry that they will be disbelieved or even just needing to put distance between themselves and their attacker.
What tipped the jury in favor of Z-Ro specifically is unknown at this time, and Brittany has yet to respond to her case getting tossed. There may well have been seriously fishy discrepancies between the story that Brittany told and the audio that she turned over that might have set off alarms for the jurors. Z-Ro also hasn’t addressed the case, focusing instead on community events and hanging with his family on his social media profiles.
What do you think?
What do you think? Did Brittany create the recordings and press charges merely to get her name in the news?
Does the discrepancy between the audio and the accounts of Brittany mean that she was fabricating stories, or is this the work of people who go into the story wanting to disbelieve women? Sound off in the comments and don’t forget to SHARE this article.