Former ‘Love & Hip Hop Hollywood’ Star Yung Berg Denies He Assaulted Woman; Claims He Was Set Up For Robbery
Yung Berg, aka Hitmaka, is denying that he is guilty of domestic violence after the former Love & Hip Hop Hollywood star was accused of pistol-whipping his girlfriend. Berg is now claiming that was set up in an attempt to rob him and is working with his attorneys and the police to resolve the claims against him.
Woman accuses Yung Berg of pistol-whipping her
The Blast obtained a police report which revealed that a woman named Talia Tilley, claiming that she was pistol-whipped by Berg following a verbal dispute that escalated and turned physical. Tilley told police that she was the girlfriend of Berg and that he’d hit her several times with a gun, leaving her in need of medical attention.
The Los Angeles Police Department issued Tilley an emergency protective order. The order restricts Berg from coming within 100 yards of her. He is also ordered not to contact her directly or via social media. The protective order will expire on March 20, 2020, but Tilley can extend it with an official restraining order.
Tilley was hospitalized and treated at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. She was diagnosed with a “closed head injury, closed fracture of nasal bone, and facial lacerations” and required stitching to her face as a result of the injuries sustained. The Blast also provided photos of Tilley’s injuries.
Tilley’s claims are the second time Berg has been accused of hitting a woman publicly. He was accused of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend and former Love & Hip Hop Hollywood co-star, Masika Tucker, in 2014 and was fired from the VH1 reality series as a result.
Yung Berg says he’s being set up and claims self-defense
Berg broke his silence on the incident on his Instagram account on Mar. 17. He does not deny that he hit Tilley but claims that they were not in a relationship and that she set him up for a home invasion. Berg insists that he’s the victim.
“On Saturday 4:30am three gunmen made an attempt on my life & home invasion. I have all the surveillance footage which some I’m posting & also other evidence needed,” he wrote in part on his Instagram post. “I made a crucial mistake which could’ve costed my life THIS WOMAN WAS NOT MY GF EVER. I won’t dive further into this & will let my lawyers move forward accordingly.”
Berg posted several videos from his surveillance footage which shows armed men attempting to enter his property. His attorney also released a statement corroborating Berg’s claims. They also doubled down on the fact that Tilley is not Berg’s girlfriend, nor has she ever been, but admitted that Tilley had been in Berg’s home prior to the incident and that they’d been intimate the night in question.
“After some physical intimacy. Ms. Tilley made a calculated, unprovoked attack on Mr. Ward, slapping and punching him repeatedly,” Berg’s attorney wrote in a statement reported by The Blast. “Mr. Ward defended himself against the attack.”
The statement explains that the alleged robbers tried but failed to enter into Berg’s property from his backyard due to Berg’s advanced security system and locked chains on his back door. Berg and his accuser also claim that Berg got hold of Tilley’s phone and discovered that she “had been in communication with and was sharing her location with an unknown person and texting before, during, and after this attempted home invasion robbery.”
Berg and his legal counsel are actively working with the LAPD in the ongoing investigation.