People.com Crime Judge Turns Deaf Ear to Foxy Brown's Medical Plea The court refuses to allow the jailed rapper to travel to repair her ear implant By Caris Davis Published on January 29, 2008 10:45 AM Share Tweet Pin Email A New York judge has turned down Foxy Brown’s plea to travel to California for a medical procedure. Brown, 29 – who has been open about her past hearing loss had argued that her condition was worsening in jail and that her cochlear implant needed to be reprogrammed and repaired. The rapper, sentenced to a year in jail for violating her probation on assault charges, asked to get out of jail early in order to receive treatment at L.A.’s House Clinic. But State Supreme Court Justice Melissa Jackson Brown refused her request – siding with prosecutors, who argued that Brown (real name Inga Marchand) could receive adequate medical care in New York. Brown’s Her lawyer, Laura M. Dilimetin, had no comment on the ruling.