Love & Hip Hop alum Yung Berg has issued a formal statement regarding the claims that he allegedly pistol-whipped his girlfriend -- he says he was set up for a home invasion.
The woman, Talia Tilley, is not his girlfriend, he says. The statement was issued via his attorney, Shepard Kopp.
"On Saturday morning, March 14, 2020, Christian "Hitmaka" Ward was the victim of a planned and coordinated home invasion robbery and assault," the statement began.
"Talia Tilley came to Mr. Ward's house at around 3:40 am. Although she had been to Mr. Ward's house before and was familiar with the layout of the house, she is not now and never has been his girlfriend, and has been falsely reported in some media stories."
Berg claims that she invited him to use the hot tub before punching him repeatedly in the face. He says he defended himself against the unprovoked attack.
"In the middle of the assault by Ms. Tilley, the security alarm for the back door of Mr. Ward's house went off. The ADT security company has records of the alarm, and the home security company Ring captured video footage of two armed assailants jumping the fence into Mr. Ward's backyard, while a third man acted as a lookout. The robbers were unable to get into the house because the back door was secured by a heavy chain with a lock. Right after this alarm sounded, Mr. Ward saw one of the robbers running back from the back door towards the fence. He then heard the robbers trying unsuccessfully to kick open his front door."
He continued, "Following these startling events, Mr. Ward was able to view Ms. Tilley's phone, and saw that she had been in communication with and was sharing her location with an unknown person. This person was calling and texting her before, during, and after this attempted home invasion robbery."