In October 2014, video footage emerged of Brooklyn rapper Maino spraying champagne on porn star Mellanie Monroe. Ms. Hennigan (the porn star's real name) said Maino hit her over the head with a champagne bottle and claimed he kicked her while they were riding in his car. The allegations led to charges against Maino, which have now been dismissed. The judge ruled that Maino could not have kicked Ms. Hennigan due to the layout of his car.
Nicole Manini, Maino's attorney, told hiphopwired, "False allegations of abuse and assault diminish the severity of such crimes real victims face and increase the fear that they will not be believed should they come forward against their assailants.”