Rapper Girl Leshurr attacked her ex-girlfriend and bit the lady’s new associate in a late-night melee in east London, a courtroom has heard.
The 35-year-old artist, actual title Melesha O’Garro, is accused of assaulting her ex-partner Sidnee Hussein and Chante Boyea within the early hours of October 22 2022, Snaresbrook Crown Court docket in east London heard.
The previous Dancing On Ice contestant, from Kingshurst, Birminghamis on trial alongside Sherelle Smith, 29, from Yardley, Birmingham, who allegedly additionally assaulted Ms Hussein.
O’Garro denies two counts of assault occasioning precise bodily hurt and Smith denies one rely of the identical cost.
In her opening remarks on Monday, prosecutor Polly Dyer stated: “In a nutshell, it is a case the place within the early hours of the morning after an evening out the defendants went and loitered exterior one in all their ex-girlfriend’s homes, earlier than happening to assault the ex-girlfriend’s then new associate, adopted by the ex-girlfriend.”
She added: “It was undeniably a comparatively fast and dynamic incident, however the important thing problem you might assume is who had been the aggressors?”
Ms Boyea left the house of her then associate Ms Hussein at about 5am and was driving to work alongside Knotts Inexperienced Highway, Walthamstowwhen two girls flagged down her automotive showing to wish her assist, the courtroom heard.
Ms Boyea slowed the automotive and an individual she recognised as O’Garro obtained into the passenger seat of her automobile and “began shouting at her”, Ms Dyer stated.
Ms Boyea stopped the automotive and obtained out and O’Garro, who is understood for her Queen’s Speech sequence of freestyles, adopted her, the prosecutor added.
“Ms O’Garro got here in the direction of Ms Boyea and as she did so Ms Boyea put out her left hand to guard herself.
“As she did that the primary defendant (O’Garro) bit her on the hand.
“I anticipate that Ms Boyea may also describe being punched by Ms O’Garro.”
Ms Boyea was in a position to contact Ms Hussein, who rushed from the home to her support and was unwittingly adopted by a pet canine, Kodiafter leaving the door open, Ms Dyer stated.
Ms Dyer added: “Ms Hussein went to guard Ms Boyea from Ms O’Garro, as she did so she was attacked by Ms Smith.
“Ms Smith’s intervention brought on Ms Hussein to fall and when Ms Hussein tried to talk to Ms O’Garro, she needed to act to guard herself.”
Ms O’Garro attacked Ms Hussein whereas “shouting at her, calling her names, saying she was disgusting for courting her sister’s ex-partner” and in addition “kicked the canine” because it approached her, Ms Dyer alleged.
She stated Ms Hussein “suffered a variety of accidents” throughout the fracas.
The defendants ducked into a close-by house and had been subsequently arrested after Ms Boyea known as the police, Ms Dyer stated.
Throughout her police interview, O’Garro denied going exterior her ex-partner’s home and stated she didn’t know the place it was, Ms Dyer stated.
O’Garro had came upon Ms Boyea was in a relationship with Ms Hussein a month earlier than and instructed her she “felt disrespected”, Ms Dyer stated, summarising her police interview.
The rapper feared Ms Hussein had been untrue to her and in addition famous that Ms Boyea was the ex-partner of Ms Hussein’s sister, Ms Dyer stated.
O’Garro instructed police she was “bitten by the canine as Ms Boyea was directing it to get her” and that “she was punched within the head and stamped on by Ms Boyea”, Ms Dyer stated.
Ms Dyer added: “She couldn’t recall if she bit Ms Boyea however she wouldn’t do something like that and didn’t assume she would have been in a position to in any occasion.”
In her police interview, Smith stated Ms Boyea had “known as over O’Garro” after which “dragged” her into the automotive earlier than later attacking her once more, Ms Dyer stated.
Ms Dyer stated Smith additional claimed that “Ms Hussein bit Ms Smith as she was pulling her away, and the canine bit her as properly”, and that “Ms Boyea pulled her ponytail off, pulled her hair and punched her behind the pinnacle”.
The prosecutor added: “The prosecution say there have been lies instructed in (the) interviews of the defendants, most strikingly about their go to to close to Ms Hussein’s tackle, and that the accounts given don’t account for the accidents suffered by the complainants.”
She stated the courtroom is because of hear skilled proof concerning the chew mark to Ms Boyea’s hand, including: “It’s the prosecution case that it’s per a human chew mark.”
After they spoke to them shortly after the incident, police famous that the defendants additionally had accidents, together with “what are asserted to be canine bites”, Ms Dyer stated.
She added: “It’s possible you’ll not discover it shocking that the defendants, if that they had acted as alleged by the complainants, suffered some accidents.
“It’s possible you’ll assume that if a person is attacked within the presence of their canine that canine could act to defend them.”
Within the dock, O’Garro was sporting a black go well with, platform boots and hoop earrings, whereas Smith wore an ankle-length coat.
The trial continues.