Randomness…Allegedly, R&B singer, Mario, has been arrested for assaulting his mother.
According to the Baltimore Sun, Court records show Mario – whose full name is Mario Dewar Bennett – is charged with one count of second-degree assault.
At 12:53 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 900 block of Fells St for a call for a “mental case breaking up property” inside an apartment. Officers met Hardaway in the front lobby – she was crying and appeared very upset, officers wrote. She said Mario was “throwing and damaging property” in the apartment they share, and had pushed her using his hands and forearms, causing minor pain. When police went up to the apartment, they found a damaged china cabinet and the floor littered with broken glass. A mirror was broken, and there was a large hole in a closet door.
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She said it was the second such time he had put his hands on her in recent days – on Sept. 27, she said, they got into an argument in which he pushed her “eight feet into a living room wall, where Ms. Hardaway hit her head on the wall,” police wrote in charging documents.
Not sure if it matters, but Mario’s mother was addicted to heroine back in ’07. He did a documentary via MTV, “I Won’t Love You to Death: The Story of Mario and His Mom,” where he confronted his mother about her addiction.
The doc opened up with the singer narrating his accomplishments, from debuting as a young teen with his 2002 hit “Just a Friend” to his later breakout, the Ne-Yo-penned “Let Me Love You.” But while his career was taking off, Mario said that he was struggling with his mother’s addiction, which continued to weigh heavily on him.
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Updated Story–Mario’s appearance in court for the assault charge is scheduled Nov. 9. According to the Baltimore Sun, It’s the first of two scheduled court dates for Mario. Three women filed a lawsuit in Baltimore District Court against him and his mother in August, alleging that Hardaway struck their vehicle in a parking lot in January, causing injuries. They are seeking $20,000 each at a court date scheduled Nov. 16.