UPDATE: Mario’s Lawyer Addresses Mom Assault Allegations

An attorney for R&B singer Mario has come forward to release a statement 24 hours following reports of his client being arrested for assaulting his mother.

According to a statement from Hassan Murphy, Mario is still supporting his mother despite the allegations.

“This is an unfortunate incident between a loving son and a mother who continues to struggle with a devastating addiction. Anyone who has waged the battle to save loved ones from the forces of drugs knows the irrational behavior that almost always accompanies their actions. Despite the allegations, Mario remains committed to supporting his mother.”