Keyshia Cole Assault Victim Claims Attack Was Unprovoked
According to TMZ, the mysterious woman is Sabrina Mercadel, an employee for Cash Money for over a decade. There's no word on her actual job title for the label or why she was at Birdman's place.
An insider tells the gossip website that Mercadel was walking out of the bathroom when Cole saw her and went on the attack. The 'Rick James' singer purportedly yelled, "What are you doing with my man?" during the assault. There were also four other people in the condo who may have witnessed the attack, which happened around 5AM PT.
As we previously reported, the alleged victim was left with scratches on her face. Police were eventually called and Cole was promptly arrested and charged with battery. She posted $46,000 bail early Friday morning (Sept. 19).
Cole has not addressed her arrest with the media. However, on her Instagram page, the singer continues to re-post the front cover of her next album, 'The Point of No Return,' which arrives in stores on Oct. 7. Mercadel's Twitter page has remained dormant since Sept. 18.
Reps for Cash Money Records have not commented on the matter.