Ashanti Stalker Slams Judge Over Twitter Ignorance

Devon Hurd lashes out in open court about the messages he sent to the singer.

Devon Hurd knows a thing or two about Twitter. The 35-year-old stands accused of tweeting explicit images and messages to Ashanti, and in court Tuesday (Feb. 4) declared a judge unfit to preside over his case for not being social media savvy.  

"You said in the courtroom you don’t know what Twitter is?" Hurd questioned Justice Charles Solomon. "If you can't understand what Twitter is, how can you be capable of making a decision?"

Solomon clarified that he's well aware of Facebook and Twitter but doesn't use the sites. He then started to explain the "disgusting tweets" Hurd allegedly sent to the R&B singer. Hurd cut him off mid-sentence, claiming, "There were no nude photos! It was all entertaining stuff."

The Brooklyn native counts himself quite the entertainer, in fact. He previously testified that a masturbation photo sent to Ashanti and her mother was "for the ladies," and denies that the tweets violated a protective order. 

His lawyer, Glenn Hardy, shares the same sentiment. "Can one really be harmed by Twitter? [Hurd] His answer is 'no.' He didn't intend to injure or harass anyone," Hardy said outside court.  

Currently, Hurd remains locked up on New York's Riker's Island in lieu of $750,000 bail. He faces felony stalking and harassment charges.

In 2010, Hurd was convicted for stalking Ashanti and sending dirty photos to her mom. He was busted last July for tweeting the 33-year-old and posing for a photo with her sister at a party, despite the restraining order. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Ashanti hasn't made any statement on Hurd's court outburst, but she might be feeling safer these days. Rumor has it that she and Nelly are back together. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.   

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