Legal problems continue to mount for overnight sensation Clifton ‘Cliftwang’ Brown, after he was hauled before the courts for the third time this year to answer to charges of marital rape.
According to reports, Brown allegedly forced himself on his estranged wife twice, and, in the process, breached the protection order that was made against him.
Brown, who has been married for some five years, told the court that he was surprised when his wife made the allegations against him, stating that prior to the incident they had shared the marital bed on multiple occasions.
“Both of us sleep in one bed, in one room, we had sex twice, so I don’t know how she say I rape her!”
A very unkempt looking Brown told Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey that he is asking for legal assistance, as he cannot afford an attorney.
“I’m asking to get a lawyer from legal aid to stand for me,” he said.
Brown, who also attempted to represent himself in court yesterday, had his request for bail denied.
“Your Honour, I’m self-employed, I do welding to take care of my kids, and my wife not working, so I am asking for bail to take care of them,” he said.
But his request for bail was denied after a police report revealed that Brown is allegedly violent.
RM Pusey, after reading an excerpt of the police report, stated, “The police are opposing bail and I agree with them, the file says you are aggressive and violent. I cannot send you back to that house.”
Brown was remanded and is to return to court for mention on Tuesday, April 23.
An order was also made for him to be interviewed for legal aid.
Brown appeared before the courts earlier this year, after he was sued for outstanding monies from several bounced cheques he allegedly tendered at a gas station late last year. A few weeks later, he was back in court after he was accused of being behind in child support payments.
Clifton ‘Cliftwang’ Brown rose to fame after the release of the popular mash-up Nobody Canna Cross It by DJ Powa, after Brown appeared in a newscast in 2011 where he beckoned authorities to rebuild the bridge in his community of Mavis Bank, St Andrew.
Source: Jamaican Star