So Solid Crew star Lisa Maffia, 41, acquitted of attacking stylist

So Solid Crew star Lisa Maffia burst into a hair salon and attacked a stylist in a furious row over her not returning a £90 pair of hot comb straighteners, a court heard.

The 41-year-old allegedly scratched Rebekah Groves' arms during the 'fracas' after attending the shop in Tulse Hill, south London, with another woman in May last year.

Croydon Magistrates' Court heard that the pair had confronted Ms Groves - a wig and weave specialist - over the return of hot comb hair straighteners which she had been selling on Maffia's behalf.

Lisa Maffia outside court today

Maffia outside court today

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Lisa Maffia, 41 (pictured outside court today) allegedly scratched Rebekah Groves' arms during the 'fracas' after attending the shop in Tulse Hill, south London, with another woman in May last year.

James Tucker, prosecuting, said Ms Groves had been 'backed into a corner' of the shop by the women who had 'attempted to grab her phone' as she tried to call the police.

'They burst in (and) were being aggressive with her to the extent that Ms Groves took out her phone and said she was going to phone the police,' he said.

'She was alarmed. It seems that the phone was grabbed, taken off Ms Groves and that she received scratches to her arms and, she says, was hit a number of times.

'The defendant and the other woman left the shop, taking Ms Groves' phone with them.'

Mr Tucker said that Ms Groves had followed the pair outside and had been attacked again by the other woman, who 'pulled her ponytail and punched her in the face'.

Police attended the scene and later interviewed Maffia, who provided a prepared statement but then refused to comment.

Maffia, who attended court in person on Friday, pleaded not guilty to assault by beating on November 3 2020.

The 21 Seconds singer, dressed in a white shirt and black jacket, was visibly upset throughout the proceedings and was supported by

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