AceShowbiz - Farrah Abraham is maintaining her innocence. The former star of "Teen Mom", who was arrested back in January, has pleaded not guilty after she was charged with battery over a nightclub brawl.
Page Six reported that the 31-year-old reality star filed a formal written arraignment and not guilty plea on Thursday, June 23. She was initially hit with two counts of battery against a security guard named Megan Armstrong on June 2. However, one of the charges, "battery on a peace officer," was dropped after her arraignment.
Farrah allegedly slapped Megan during an altercation outside Grandmaster Records in Los Angeles following a party on January 16. An eyewitness at the time said the reality star was asked to leave the club because she was belligerent, but she refused. If convicted, she faces one year in jail and a $2,000 fine.
Farrah, however, has repeatedly maintained her innocence. "I'm tired of being maliciously battered, attacked, conspired against while having dinner at Grand Master Records," she fumed during an interview with E! News in January. "This was a private person's arrest."
Farrah also posted videos of the incident on her Instagram account. Taking to her Story, she raged, "I will never understand sexism & sexist hatred. To all the men who wish me wrong I give it to the 1 who created us all. I CARE FOR MEN & WOMAN EVERY DAY EQUALLY."
"Why is a male on top of me holding me down when I was walking. This is scary and he should be fired and in jail for [battery]," she captioned a clip of her being pressed face down by a man. "I'm tired of people harassing me, holding me down, hurting me and [lying] about me … it's scary, it [affects] mothers, it is traumatizing and I'm hurt."
Farrah also alleged that she had made a reservation for dinner at the venue, and after the incident, she claimed to have been injured amid the altercation. "Bruised and beaten at dinner," she claimed, alongside photos of her bruised skin. "Stop attacking and hurting woman."
In a statement posted on her page, Farrah explained her decision to share details of her arrest. She penned, "I post this as no woman or man should ever be battered, abused, conspired, ganged up on, set up, recorded, and video sold."
"I've had a very traumatizing year and I don't deserve to be attacked, bruised, men on me, and battered," Farrah further stressed. "As a single mother to be harassed, battered, and conspired against as a paying customer. … I thank the HOLLYWOOD police for rescuing myself from being held against my will and being attacked, I NEEDED HELP. I couldn't even use my phone."