Keyon Harrold Writes A Song About His Son Being Falsely Accused Of Stealing A Phone By ‘SoHo Karen’

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 30: Jazz musician Keyon Harrold speaks at a press conference held in lower Manhattan on December 30, 2020 in New York City. After Harrold shared video footage of a white woman assaulting his son and wrongfully accusing the boy of stealing her phone in a Manhattan hotel lobby, civil rights leaders have called for an end to persistent racial profiling and injustice. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)

Keyon Harrold Writes A Song About His Son Being Falsely Accused Of Stealing A Phone By ‘SoHo Karen’

Miya Ponsetto was arrested and charged.

PUBLISHED ON : JANUARY 21, 2021 / 06:21 PM

Written by BET Staff

Miya Ponsetto, a 22-year-old California woman, went viral after being seen on camera accusing the son of jazz trumpeter Keyon Harrold of stealing her iPhone and physically assaulting the child. The Grammy Award winner has now written a song about the incident.

Attorney Benjamin Crump posted the track on Twitter, writing, “After Miya Ponsetto’s racist attack on his son, @KeyonHarrold wrote this song to remind us of the America we face today. We have faced many injustices but continue to persevere – by turning our stories into art, we add those lessons into our collective memory. We will NOT forget!”


RELATED: SoHo Karen Arrested In Los Angeles For New York City Cell Phone Attack

On Dec. 26, viral video footage showed Ponsetto, dubbed the “SoHo Karen,” accusing 14-year-old Keyon Harrold Jr., at a New York City hotel of stealing the iPhone she lost in a rideshare vehicle. She was seen lunging at the boy and knocking him down to the ground. CBS News reports that Ponsetto was arrested Thursday (Jan. 7) in Ventura County, California, her home state. According to the news outlet, the New York Police Department flew detectives to California with a warrant for her arrest.

The Hill reports on Jan. 9, Ponsetto was charged with attempted robbery, grand larceny, acting in a manner injurious to a child and two counts of attempted assault. The paper quoted from an official statement from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr.’s office,.

Judge Michael Frishman granted Ponsetto supervised release without monetary bail. In addition, Harrold and his son were granted orders of protection, the Washington Post adds.

The New York Post  reports that Ponsetto is expected to appear in court on March 29, 2021.

(Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)


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