NYC: ‘Soho Karen’ interrupts judge to say she doesn’t want to be jailed

“Soho Karen” Miya Ponsetto cut a judge off during a hearing Monday to tell him she didn’t want to go to jail.

The 22-year-old — who earned the “Karen” label after falsely accusing a black teen of stealing her cell phone — appeared by video for a brief Manhattan criminal court hearing where a judge was discussing her speedy-trial rights with her lawyer.

Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Jonathan Svetkey asked defense attorney Paul D’Emilia if Ponsetto wants to “waive time” — a legal term that refers to stopping the “speedy trial clock” from running — to which D’Emilia said he did not.

“Alight, so …” Svetkey said before Ponsetto interrupted.

“Waiving time? I would not like to spend time in jail,” said Ponsetto, who is out on supervised release over the incident.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s