‘Soho Karen’ Miya Ponsetto has been noticed at Los Angeles Worldwide Airport with a drink in hand after leaving New York, the place she was arraigned on assault expenses for attacking 14-year-old Keyon Harrold Jr, claiming he stole her cellphone.

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The 22-year-old was unapologetic and defiant as she walked by way of the airport Sunday afternoon, repeating her declare that Keyon Jr stole her cellphone when she had reportedly left it in an Uber.

When requested ‘Why do you suppose that child took your cellphone, was it as a result of he was black?’ she mentioned, ‘No, as a result of he did.’

She was filmed attacking Keyon Jr on the Arlo lodge in Soho, Manhattan on December 26, prompting his father distinguished jazz trumpeter Keyon Harrold Sr to intervene.

On Sunday was seen sporting a denim jacket, black crop high, maroon leggings and the identical ‘Daddy’ cap that she wore throughout her on-air interview with CBS This Morning’s Gayle King, the place she insisted the incident wasn’t ‘racially motivated’. 

'Soho Karen' Miya Ponsetto, 22, touched down at Los Angeles International Airport with a drink in hand on Sunday afternoon after leaving New York, where she was arraigned on assault charges for attacking 14-year-old Keyon Harrold Jr, claiming he stole her phone

‘Soho Karen’ Miya Ponsetto, 22, touched down at Los Angeles Worldwide Airport with a drink in hand on Sunday afternoon after leaving New York, the place she was arraigned on assault expenses for attacking 14-year-old Keyon Harrold Jr, claiming he stole her cellphone

The 22-year-old was unapologetic and defiant as she walked through the airport Sunday afternoon with a drink secured in her hand.

She repeated her claim that Keyon Harrold Jr, 14, stole her phone

The 22-year-old was unapologetic and defiant as she walked by way of the airport Sunday afternoon with a drink secured in her hand. She repeated her declare that Keyon Harrold Jr, 14, stole her cellphone 

She was seen wearing a denim jacket, black crop top, maroon leggings and the same 'Daddy' cap that she wore during her on-air interview with CBS This Morning¿s Gayle King, where she insisted the incident wasn't 'racially motivated'

She was seen sporting a denim jacket, black crop high, maroon leggings and the identical ‘Daddy’ cap that she wore throughout her on-air interview with CBS This Morning’s Gayle King, the place she insisted the incident wasn’t ‘racially motivated’

Ponsetto had been extradited from California to attend the hearing at Red Hook Justice Center in Brooklyn, where the judge ruled that she did not require bail - but ordered her to return to New York City for her next court date in March

Ponsetto had been extradited from California to attend the listening to at Purple Hook Justice Heart in Brooklyn, the place the choose dominated that she didn’t require bail – however ordered her to return to New York Metropolis for her subsequent court docket date in March

A close up view of Ponsetto's drink above. She has been charged with four felonies: attempted robbery, endangering welfare of a child, attempted grand larceny, and attempted assault. She also faces public intoxication, drunk driving and motor vehicle charges in California

An in depth up view of Ponsetto’s drink above. She has been charged with 4 felonies: tried theft, endangering welfare of a kid, tried grand larceny, and tried assault. She additionally faces public intoxication, drunk driving and motorized vehicle expenses in California

On Saturday, Ponsetto arrived at her New Jersey lodge late after being arraigned for the assault on Harrold. 

Ponsetto had been extradited from California to attend the listening to at Purple Hook Justice Heart in Brooklyn, the place the choose dominated that she didn’t require bail – however ordered her to return to New York Metropolis for her subsequent court docket date in March.    

She was flown to the Massive Apple on Friday forward of her court docket date, and was pictured being led out of the NYPD’s First Precinct with cuffs round her wrists and ankles on Saturday afternoon as she was transported to Purple Hook Justice Heart.

A supply instructed New York Day by day Information that she underwent a medical screening in Purple Hook as a result of she had simply flown in from California, the place coronavirus circumstances are excessive.

Ponsetto was charged with 4 felonies of tried theft, endangering the welfare of a kid, tried grand larceny, and tried assault.

In the course of the listening to, the place she appeared earlier than a video digital camera, Ponsetto repeated ‘Hello’ and requested; ‘Are you able to guys hear me?’ earlier than the choose instructed her to cease.

‘My advice is that you just stay quiet proper now,’ mentioned Decide Michael Frishman.

When asked on Sunday 'Why do you think that kid took your phone, was it because he was black?' she said, 'No, because he did.'

When requested on Sunday ‘Why do you suppose that child took your cellphone, was it as a result of he was black?’ she mentioned, ‘No, as a result of he did.’ 

Ponsetto has been ordered to stay away from Keyon Jr and must return to New York for her March court date. Pictured leaving the LAX airport on Sunday

Ponsetto has been ordered to keep away from Keyon Jr and should return to New York for her March court docket date. Pictured leaving the LAX airport on Sunday

She kept her head down and defended herself insisting Keyon Jr stole her phone during the Arlo Hotel incident, even though the phone was returned to the hotel by an Uber driver, as she walked to a waiting car outside LAX airport on Sunday

She saved her head down and defended herself insisting Keyon Jr stole her cellphone through the Arlo Lodge incident, though the cellphone was returned to the lodge by an Uber driver, as she walked to a ready automotive exterior LAX airport on Sunday

'Soho Karen' Miya Ponsetto was spotted at an airport in New Jersey ahead of her flight back to California on Sunday morning

‘Soho Karen’ Miya Ponsetto was noticed at an airport in New Jersey forward of her flight again to California on Sunday morning

The 22-year-old refused to answer any questions once she arrived at the airport where she was photographed waiting to pass through airport security

The 22-year-old refused to reply any questions as soon as she arrived on the airport the place she was photographed ready to go by way of airport safety

Ponsetto was on her way to Los Angeles when she was photographed at the Newark airport

Ponsetto was on her method to Los Angeles when she was photographed on the Newark airport 

Decide Frishman mentioned that underneath New York legislation, they may not impose bail on Ponsetto however warned her that she needed to make all her court docket dates. 

She additionally faces public intoxication, drunk driving and motorized vehicle expenses in California.

‘Apparently, you might have a number of circumstances in California proper now. You’re gonna have to look in all these court docket circumstances as effectively. Okay?’ he requested. 

Manhattan Assistant DA Sarah Marquez requested for the best degree of supervised launch for Ponsetto for the assault which she referred to as ‘unprovoked.’ 

Ponsetto was ordered to attend Manhattan Felony Courtroom on March 29 for her subsequent listening to. 

The listening to comes hours after she had been flown again to New York Metropolis after her extradition listening to in Ventura County, California. 

Before flying back to California on Sunday, Ponsetto was seen arriving at her New Jersey hotel late Saturday

Earlier than flying again to California on Sunday, Ponsetto was seen arriving at her New Jersey lodge late Saturday  

The 22-year-old, who had been extradited from California to attend the hearing at Red Hook Justice Center in Brooklyn, checked in wearing the same clothes she'd been in all day - a purple crop top, black leggings, and a knitted beanie

The 22-year-old, who had been extradited from California to attend the listening to at Purple Hook Justice Heart in Brooklyn, checked in sporting the identical garments she’d been in all day – a purple crop high, black leggings, and a knitted beanie

The lawyer for the victims, Ben Crump, celebrated the costs on Twitter.  

‘Miya Ponsetto was charged with 4 FELONIES for her horrific assault on 14yo Keyon Harrold Jr!’ he wrote.

‘It is a good growth, however administration of @ArloHotels — owned by Quadrum International — gave energy to Miya’s racist actions and should even be held accountable!!’ Crump wrote.

Police arrested Ponsetto on a fugitive from justice warrant issued by New York Thursday afternoon following a short automotive chase in her house state of California. 

Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Ponsetto after recognizing her driving close to her house in Piru, northwest of Los Angeles. 

Authorities mentioned she drove two blocks earlier than lastly stopping her automobile however then refused to get out of the automotive. 

‘She tried to slam the door on one of many deputies and that is after they simply reached in and forcibly eliminated her,’ Ventura County Sheriff’s spokesman Eric Buschow mentioned. 

Ponsetto was led out of the NYPD's 1st Precinct in handcuffs on Saturday, ahead of her arraignment that afternoon

Ponsetto was led out of the NYPD’s 1st Precinct in handcuffs on Saturday, forward of her arraignment that afternoon 

Miya Ponsetto

Miya Ponsetto

Prosecutors charged Ponsetto with 4 felonies of tried theft, endangering the welfare of a kid, tried grand larceny, and tried assault 

Ponsetto was transported to Manhattan Criminal Court where she was arraigned Saturday afternoon

Ponsetto was transported to Manhattan Felony Courtroom the place she was arraigned Saturday afternoon 

Senior Det Dominguez with the Sheriff’s Fugitive Unit mentioned he had learn Ponsetto her rights when he arrested her and that she had signed a waiver agreeing to her extradition, in line with New York Daily News  

The sheriff’s workplace at the moment are asking county prosecutors in California to additionally cost her with resisting arrest.     

On Friday, she appeared throughout a California court docket listening to by video. She spoke solely as soon as answering ‘sure’ when requested by Decide David M. Hirsch if she understood why she was there after which agreed to her extradition.

Tuttle, the Los Angeles public defender representing Ponsetto after she parted methods together with her preliminary legal professional, Sharen H. Ghatan, in latest days, agreed that the lady had ‘no objection’ to the extradition.

‘I did converse with Ms Ponsetto previous to court docket, and that’s right, she has signed the waiver and she or he has no objection to being transported to New York,’ Tuttle mentioned. 

Her legal professional did not request for her to be launched on bail.  

Hirsch mentioned expenses in opposition to Ponsetto in Ventura County can be heard in a court docket listening to afterward April 6, 2021. 

It was not clear what these expenses can be. Nonetheless they might relate to the police chase that led to her arrest in addition to attainable violations of probation orders on her present rap sheet.     

Ponsetto was dubbed 'SoHo Karen' after she was seen in a now-viral video (pictured) attacking African American jazz artist Keyon Harrold's son Keyon Jr

Ponsetto accused Keyon Jr (pictured) of stealing her phone

Ponsetto was dubbed ‘SoHo Karen’ after she was seen in a video (left) falsely accusing African American jazz artist Keyon Harrold’s son Keyon Jr (proper) of stealing her iPhone on the Arlo Lodge on December 26 

The NYPD released surveillance footage of Ponsetto tackling Keyon Jr to the ground in the lobby of the Arlo Hotel after she accused him of stealing her iPhone

The NYPD launched surveillance footage of Ponsetto tackling Keyon Jr to the bottom within the foyer of the Arlo Lodge after she accused him of stealing her iPhone

Ghatan had beforehand mentioned that Ponsetto’s psychological well being is especially fragile.

‘I am very involved about her psychological well being and wellbeing as a result of for her to begin an interview with such a defiant tone, disregarding all the pieces she’s saying, together with myself, and I am right here for her finest curiosity, involved me tremendously,’ Ghatan mentioned.

‘She’s simply not effectively. I’m not a psychiatrist… She’s not effectively, that’s all I can say. She wants assist, and it isn’t the kind of assist I may give.’ 

Ghatan added that Ponsetto was essentially the most difficult shopper she has needed to take care of in a very long time.

‘Out of 100 shoppers, you would possibly get one that does not hear, the opposite 99 wish to hear. She occurs to be the one.

‘I’m unsure as to how I will proceed,’ Ghatan revealed. ‘I am unsure if I can proceed ahead with a shopper who’s unwilling and unaccepting of the authorized recommendation I am giving her.’ 

Ghatan now now not represents Ponsetto.

Lawyer Sharen Ghatan explained Ponsetto, who is from California, had been visiting her father in New York City for Christmas and was nervous about being alone in a strange city

Lawyer Sharen Ghatan defined Ponsetto, who’s from California, had been visiting her father in New York Metropolis for Christmas and was nervous about being alone in a wierd metropolis

Harrold Sr and Keyon Jr's mother, Kat Rodriguez, held a rally in Manhattan for their son on Wednesday, alongside civil rights attorney Ben Crump (right) and Rev Al Sharpton (left)

Harrold Sr and Keyon Jr’s mom, Kat Rodriguez, held a rally in Manhattan for his or her son on Wednesday, alongside civil rights legal professional Ben Crump (proper) and Rev Al Sharpton (left)

Hours earlier than her arrest on Thursday she had given a rambling interview with CBS This Morning’s Gayle King the place she denied racism was an element within the December assault and refused to confess she bodily assaulted the teenage boy.

In her interview, Ponsetto apologized for making the teenager really feel ‘inferior’.

She admitted she might have dealt with the state of affairs in a different way however stopped wanting acknowledging she attacked the teenager, regardless of footage on the contrary. 

Ponsetto additionally apologized for hurting the boy’s emotions however then immediately snapped again at King telling her ‘Alright Gayle, sufficient’ as she was pressed on the incident and instructed she was ‘sufficiently old to know higher’. 

‘I do not really feel like this one mistake does outline me,’ Ponsetto mentioned. ‘I think about myself to be tremendous candy. I am a 22-year-old woman… how is one woman accusing a man a couple of cellphone a criminal offense?’ 

Ponsetto revealed how she didn’t cease everybody within the lodge foyer when she believed her cellphone had been stolen.

‘I used to be approaching the those who had been exiting the lodge – as a result of in my thoughts, anyone exiting is perhaps the one making an attempt to steal my cellphone,’ she mentioned. 

When requested about her bodily attacking the teenager, Ponsetto repeated earlier claims that the boy’s father truly attacked her.

‘The footage reveals me attacking his son, attacking him how? Yelling at him, sure. OK, I apologize. Can we transfer on?’ she mentioned.  

Ghatan additionally instructed Ponsetto to not put on the black baseball cap emblazoned with the phrase ‘Daddy’ on it for the CBS interview. 

‘The hat positively wasn’t chosen by me,’ Ghatan instructed The Daily Beast who additionally revealed that she determined to cancel different deliberate interviews after realizing what a prepare wreck the CBS one had been.

‘My workplace gave her recommendation on what to put on. We requested her to put on skilled apparel. When she got here to the interview, I instructed her the baseball hat would not be one thing we might use within the interview. One due to the lighting, two due to the emblem. She was very defiant and insistent that she put on it. I particularly requested her to take away it earlier than the interview. She mentioned it is her story, it is her hat, and she or he needs to put on it. She’s a really difficult shopper.’      

Talking in regards to the interview, Ghatan revealed that she tried to reign Ponsetto in. 

Ponsetto's lawyer (right) has said she is concerned for her client's mental health after Ponsetto (left) gave a rambling television interview hours before she was arrested

Ponsetto’s lawyer (proper) has mentioned she is anxious for her shopper’s psychological well being after Ponsetto (left) gave a rambling tv interview hours earlier than she was arrested 

‘I interrupted Miya a number of instances, and I intervened a number of instances. I made statements and tried my finest, however she would lower me off and cease. It put me at an obstacle to assist her.’  

Ponsetto’s arrest got here after days of intense media protection of the fracas on the lodge and calls for by the teenager’s household and activists that Ponsetto face legal expenses. 

The Harrold household have claimed the incident was racially motivated however Ponsetto has denied this. 

In a video recorded by the teenager’s father, Ponsetto was seen pushing and grabbing each father and son.

She was recorded demanding {the teenager}’s cellphone, claiming he had stolen it from her. 

Harrold Sr might be heard within the recording telling Ponsetto to go away his son alone. 

Safety video later launched by the NYPD reveals Ponsetto frantically grabbing on the teen as he tried to get away from her by way of the lodge’s entrance door. She’s seen clutching him from behind earlier than each tumble to the bottom. 

Moments after the scuffle ended, her lacking cellphone was present in an Uber and returned to her by the motive force, Harrold Sr has mentioned.    

Ponsetto was taken into custody on a warrant from New York on Thursday after a brief car chase with police in California

Ponsetto was taken into custody on a warrant from New York on Thursday after a short automotive chase with police in California

NYPD detectives flew to California to assist find her after Manhattan District Legal professional Cyrus Vance signed off on expenses of tried theft and felony fugitive from justice. 

The altercation drew comparisons to circumstances like that of Amy Cooper, a white lady who was charged with submitting a false report for calling 911 and saying she was being threatened by ‘an African American man’ throughout a dispute in New York’s Central Park in Might. 

His dad and mom have mentioned her arrest is ‘a begin’.

‘I pray for her. Within the context of all the justifications her legal professional made, at this level it is not even about an apology any extra,’ the teenager’s father instructed ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday.

The teenager has been in music remedy ever for the reason that incident, his household say. 

Ghatan instructed The Related Press in an interview earlier than the arrest that her shopper is ’emotionally unwell’ and remorseful for the ordeal. Ghatan mentioned she spoke to her shopper earlier on Thursday and that ‘she strikes me as somebody who’s unwell’.

She mentioned Ponsetto ‘lashed out’ over fear about her cellphone disappearing and that it wasn’t racially motivated.

It ‘might have been anybody,’ she mentioned. 

On Wednesday, Ghatan had claimed that Ponsetto was having an nervousness assault through the lodge incident and insisted that it was not racially motivated.  

‘Miya is younger, She let her feelings get the very best of her. That cellphone might have been within the hand of 90-year-old grandma, an Asian individual.. somebody black or blue. It wasn’t a race associated problem. Issues took a lifetime of their very own,’ Ghatan instructed NBC.  

The lawyer defined that Ponsetto had been touring alone whereas visiting her father in New York Metropolis for Christmas. 

She had been counting on her cellphone to assist her navigate the town and have become nervous and ‘triggered’ after realizing she had misplaced it. 

‘She was a scared woman alone in a metropolis she does not know and misplaced her one level of contact for her numbers. She misplaced her thoughts for a sizzling minute. She is sorry,’ Ghatan mentioned.   

She mentioned Ponsetto has since acknowledged that she misplaced her mood and acted inappropriately and ‘would not do it once more’. She now needs to ‘give peace to the household’ and apologize.

Ghatan beforehand mentioned that she and Ponsetto contacted Crump, who’s representing the Harrold household, in hopes of arranging a gathering however hadn’t heard again. 

‘It is horrible, what occurred. She definitely shouldn’t have performed that. She has some issues she has to work by way of with herself, management points, anger administration points. After all she is aware of that,’ Ghatan mentioned.

‘She needs to make clear and provides peace to the household. She’s combined race. She particularly mentioned it is not about race. The best way she talks, it is not even a difficulty. It was the cellphone.’   

The lawyer denied accusations that Ponsetto was a ‘woman of privilege’, including that she is of Puerto Rican descent who works ‘9-5 at a typical place’. 

Ponsetto’s arrest is not the primary time she has had a brush with legislation enforcement. 

Courtroom data obtained by TMZ confirmed Ponsetto was arrested twice for driving inebriated final 12 months – as soon as in Might and once more in October.  

These incidents adopted a separate arrest again in February when she and her mom have been charged for drunkenly refusing to go away a lodge in Los Angeles.       





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