It’s safe to say that the blowout between Nene Leakes and Marlo Hampton on the last episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta marked the end of a friendship. On the episode, Marlo exploded and even threw a water bottle at Leakes who was there with her family including youngest son, Brent. Since then, the two have taken to Twitter to exchanged more blows and Marlo even penned some not so nice words about her former friend. While Marlo hasn’t been shy about her criminal past, we wondered what exactly has she done?
In May 1999, she was arrested for Aggravated Battery/Great Bodily Harm, a first-degree felony. Hampton was released on $5,000 bond and recently commented on the incident,
I am shocked and saddened to hear of the recent distortions of events and false accusations disseminated over an altercation I was involved in over a dozen years ago… I was in my early twenties, and what took place started out as an argument with someone who was once my friend, over the phone.
As disturbing as the carrying of a weapon may seem, it was quite common in the environment in which I was raised, and not only I, but also the person involved in the altercation, had each brought weapons to protect ourselves. There was a confrontation, her knife dropped, mine did not.
Here are a few other unfortunate brushes with the law that involve the reality star:
- September 1999 she began to serve time after being convicted for Felony Aggravated Battery. Records indicate, she served four months in jail and was released in January 2000.
- Over the next several years she was arrested four times for violating parole including a June 2000 arrest for which she served 111 days in jail.
- On Valentines Day 2001, she was arrested again for violating parole and spent six days in jail.
- She was arrested in September 2002, for Obtaining Property or Services in Return for Worthless Checks, Drafts, or Debit Card Orders (under $150) and released on $1,000 bond the following day.
- In December 2002, she was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm, which is against the law for a convicted felon. She served nine days in jail.
- She violated parole again in July 2003 and was released in August after serving thirty days in jail.
Thankfully, Marlo has since moved on and landed on her feet. She’s also been pretty transparent about her troubled past. Anywho, kudos to her, right?