Protective order request against Hardy dismissed
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The woman who alleges Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy assaulted and threatened to kill her said he “just snapped” after an argument over her short-lived relationship with rapper and Charlotte Bobcats minority owner Nelly, according to new court documents released Thursday.
In a Charlotte Police Department warrant worksheet for obtaining an arrest, the woman said she and Hardy lived together until they broke up in March and she moved out.
In the documents, the woman states she and Hardy were trying to reconcile and went out Monday night. They returned to the Hardy’s residence but he was upset over the woman’s relationship with Nelly, whose name is Cornell Haynes Jr.
The court document states that the woman was lying in bed with Hardy when he “just snapped” and then “physically threw her into the floor, and then tossed her into the tile bathtub.”
Earlier Thursday, Charlotte District Court Judge Charlotte Brown dismissed a protective order request by the woman after she failed to show up in court.
After the protective order was dismissed on Thursday, attorney Stephen Goodwin walked out of the courtroom and abruptly announced that he’s no longer representing the woman citing “irreconcilable differences” with his client.
In the new court documents, the woman contends that Hardy “slammed her into a futon that had several guns and machine guns lying on it causing her to cut her arm on the end of one of (the) guns” and “began choking her twice during the assault.”
The documents also state there were visible welts around her collar bone area.
After being thrown on the floor of the bathtub, the document goes on to say the woman then “began to try and defend herself and swung her heeled shoe at the defendant several times to get the defendant off of her.” The woman “started screaming loudly and cursing, and the defendant then started recording her on video and agitating her several times trying to get her to flip out on him.”
Judge Rebecca Thorne Tin, who oversaw Hardy’s first court appearance on Wednesday, also stated in the document that the four-year NFL veteran is to turn over any and all weapons and firearms currently in his possession or which he may have access to as an added condition to his bond.
Goodwin had filed a motion on behalf of the woman on Wednesday, accusing the Pro Bowl defensive end of throwing her on a bed full of guns and threatening to kill her if she went to the media.
The 6-foot-4, 290-pound Hardy is Carolina’s “franchise player” and is set to earn $13.116 million this season.
He was released from jail on $17,000 bond Wednesday, one day after being arrested on charges of assault on a female and communicating threats. While the protective order request has been dismissed, charges against Hardy remain.
Hardy wasn’t present in the courtroom Thursday.
His next court date is set for June 27.
Hardy has not spoken to reporters since his arrest. He was ordered by Tin not to have any contact with the accuser and to attend three Alcoholic Anonymous meetings per week until his next court date.
Hardy’s attorney, Chris Fialko, refuted the woman’s allegations on Wednesday and said that his client was the victim of the abuse.
There were conflicting reports from 911 calls Wednesday night from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.
Hardy tells police in a call that the woman is chasing him around the table with the heel of her shoe and later says she “is on coke or something. I don’t know. She’s been drinking. I don’t know what she’s on, man.”
However, in another 911 call from the condominium complex there is an unidentified woman that tells the operator the accuser is being beaten.