This is very disturbing. News reports are out today that R&B singer Mario’s mother stated she lied about her son assaulting her. As you remember, in October Mario’s mother called police about her son abusing her. He was arrested and made $50,000 bond. She stated on the stand Tuesday that she was on drugs when she made the call to police and that Mario Barrett never touched her that day.
The former ‘Dancing with the Stars’ star was charged with second degree assault for shoving his mother, Shawntia Hardaway into a wall of their Baltimore home. Hardaway is an addict that struggles with her addiction which is known by Mario and those close to them.
US Weekly reported Mario stated:
“I’m glad to be finally vindicated. I want to thank everybody who believed in me. I will continue to love and support my mother.”
Mario’s attorney William Murphy III told the Baltimore Sun today: “It was clear from the beginning that Mario never touched or struck his mother. She was under the influence of drugs when she gave her statement to police. To her credit, she corrected her statement in court today. Anyone who has waged the battle to save loved ones from the forces of drugs knows the irrational behavior that almost always accompanies their actions. Mario remains committed to supporting his mother.“
This update is very strange because in when we first wrote about what happened, news stated the police saw the hole in the wall where she claims her son Mario shoved her along with broken dishes and mirror glass.
So, we are not really sure if maybe she’s recanted her story for some other reason. Maybe he supports her financially and she realizes she needed to change her story. Guess we will never really know the truth because only Mario and his mother hold the key to that mystery.