Ponsetto is charged with attempted robbery, attempted assault, endangering a child’s well-being, and grand theft in the fourth degree
Miya Ponsetto, known as “Soho Karen,” appeared on Saturday for her first court hearing for her alleged assault on a teenager last month in a New York hotel.
According to the New York Post, she has been released from custody.
Ponsetto, 22, accused the 14-year-old Keyon Harrold Jr. Harrold’s father, Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Keyon Harrold Sr., videotaped the incident that became physical at the Arlo SoHo Hotel in Manhattan.
As previously reported by TheGrio, both Harrolds had stayed at the Arlo and were approached by Ponsetto in the lobby when they went to breakfast.
(Photo credit: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office)
In the video, Ponsetto got aggressive when she claimed the younger Harrold had taken her cell phone. The elder Harrold was protecting his son from Ponsetto as she approached him. Ponsetto’s cell phone was later returned to her by an Uber driver.
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After Ponsetto fled to her home state of California following the incident, he was returned to New York on charges of attempted robbery, attempted assault, child welfare and grandiose fourth-degree theft, according to The Post.
Ponsetto made no appeal and was given a supervised release. She is not allowed to go anywhere near the Harrold family and must appear in the Manhattan Criminal Court on March 29.
Keyon Harrold Jr. (Twitter) and Miya Ponsetto
In addition to her New York charges, Ponsetto also had violations of the law in California, including a DUI charge and resisting the arrest last May.
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Before she was arrested, Ponsetto was interviewed by Gayle King for CBS This Morning to share their side of the story about the Harrolds incident. A clip was released by CBS on Friday.
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When asked about the incident, Ponsetto almost denies that she attacked the younger Harrold.
“I’m a 22 year old girl,” she said to King. “How does a girl accuse a man of being a crime over a phone?”
The 22-year-old woman, trapped on camera who allegedly physically assaulted a 14-year-old black teenager and falsely accused him of stealing her phone, was arrested in California.
In an exclusive interview, Miya Ponsetto and her lawyer spoke to @GayleKing hours before she was arrested. pic.twitter.com/ezaGkcWZ8j
– CBS this morning (@CBSThisMorning) January 8, 2021
The interview will be broadcast on Monday morning.
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