By Antoinette Bueno from yahoo.com
Jaden Smith’s reported new girlfriend, 19-year-old model Sarah Snyder — whom he was spotted making out with during New York Fashion Week — is not only maintaining her complete innocence when it comes to her arrest record, but she’s also seeking an apology.
ET talked exclusively to Snyder’s attorney, Robert Schuster, on Thursday, when he talked about the larceny charges she’s facing. He also touched on her relationship with the 17-year-old son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
“I believe it has already been widely reported that they are very close,” Schuster said about Smith and Snyder.
Snyder made a court appearance in Bedford, New York on Wednesday, in relation to her arrest on June 15 for one count of third-degree grand larceny, a class D felony. The arrest occurred after a high-end boutique in Katonah, New York called the police back on Feb. 19 to report that a blonde female had entered the store and stolen a $15,995 Hermes handbag. After further investigation, police deemed Snyder a suspect.
“As of last night, we made it clear to the district attorney’s office that we would not be accepting any offers or any pleas and that no pleas would be entered. The only thing we are interested in is an exoneration and an apology,” Schuster said. “At this point we are preparing for a potential trial, whether it is to be tried as a felony or a misdemeanor.”
Snyder did raise eyebrows on Wednesday, when she seemingly mocked her arrest by Instagramming a picture of herself wearing a t-shirt with her mugshot on it. “56 nights,” she captioned the shot, referencing a mixtape by rapper Future inspired by DJ Esco getting sentenced to jail for 56 days for possessing marijuana in Dubai.
“My clients are free to express themselves in any way that they choose, and I do not advise them one way or the other on availing themselves of their First Amendment privileges,” Schuster commented.
He maintained that the model is totally innocent of the charges against her.
“Despite months of reckless speculation to the contrary, my client, Ms. Sarah Snyder is erroneously charged in this matter,” he told ET. “It is asserted that Ms. Snyder was not even in the State of New York at the time this incident allegedly occurred. Ms. Snyder is incredulous that she was charged and my office will fight to the very end to protect her innocence.”