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Singer Mario's Mom -- He Never Assaulted Me

11/4/2010 8:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Singer Mario is off the hook for allegedly assaulting his own mother last month -- after she admitted ... on the witness stand ... that she was hopped up on drugs when she made the allegations.

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As we previously reported, Mario was arrested for assault on October 1 after his mother Shawntia Hardaway -- a former heroin addict -- told cops he pushed her at their home in Baltimore. Hardaway also claimed Mario shoved her into a wall a week before.

But yesterday in Baltimore, Shawntia completely changed her story -- saying she was under the influence of drugs and alcohol when she called the cops ... and that the assault claims were BS.

According to the Baltimore state's attorney's office, the assault charge against Mario was officially dropped.

Mario's attorney said the singer "remains committed to helping his mother battle her addiction."

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Liz    

This is so sad usually it's a parent trying to save a child not a child trying to save a parent. As parent I have some advice for Mario you can not save anyone Mom or not an addicted person first and foremost must want to save themselves. It is time for some tough love Mario you must cut your Mom out of your life until she gets sober and stays that way for awhile you should also get yourself into a program for family members who are dealing with addicts. Good Luck.

1387 days ago
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Big Mamma Cornbread    

MOVE WITH NO FORWARDING ADDRESS...CHECK ON HER IN 3 YEARS...SAVE YOURSELF....DON'T GET CAUGHT IN THE CROSS FIRE.

1387 days ago
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panchang810    

This drug addict mom could have destroyed her own son's life and future. Good thing she came clean and told the truth. Mario has been known as a good guy and has never been involved in any nasty stuff.

I wish Mario all the best and hopefully his mom will admit herself into rehab.

1387 days ago
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kbn    

When I first read the story about this I really felt for him and doubted the sotry because I knew the history of his mom being an addict; I'm glad things pervailed for him.

1387 days ago
5.

malia    

I went to High school with his mother (Edmondson High). Who knew she would turn into a piece of trash. I don't feel sorry for her at all. That stupid idiot!

1387 days ago
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big al    

funny how shes described as a "former" heroin addict. her addiction seems to be raging ahead full steam. i can understand not wanting to cut ties with a loved one because of drugs but you ultimately become an enabler. you need to distance yourself. shes not going to quit until shes ready to.

1387 days ago
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val    

he's not gonna turn his back on her. she's the only family he's got.

1387 days ago
8.

victorpark    

Aw theeeit.

No chicken? Or they just outta chicken??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pyW6w5B7Aw

1387 days ago
9.

Boondoggle    


At least the true story finally came to light. Too bad all the people who posted the nasty comments about Mario on the earlier story aren't here to apologize for their stereotyped, bigoted comments.
Best of luck to Mario and his family.

1387 days ago
10.

Chris    

Poor Mario, the damage has already been done to him.

1387 days ago
11.

jordan    

piece of tash bitch...leave that heffer alone and let her whither away like all weak and pointless people...live your life mario and honestly just because you shot out of her va-jay-jay doesn't mean you have to help her!

1387 days ago
12.

mamajdoegoe    

is so sad 4 mario

1387 days ago
13.

madison    

this is craxzy

1387 days ago
14.

Sin D    

Sorry to hear this about Chris. Always loved Rocks comedy.

1387 days ago
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c    

Wow, I can’t believe you are all so stupid!! Helloooo, she’s a mom - they do things like lie to the police for their kids all the time. She was probably afraid at the time and told the truth about him hitting her but later regretted it because he might get into trouble. She couldn’t let her baby get in trouble so she’d make up anything to tell the cops to get him out of trouble. Just another stupid mom covering up for her worthless son.

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