A judge in Suriname on Friday released Las Vegas entertainer Trina Johnson-Finn who was accused of posing as singer Toni Braxton at a concert there where she was pelted with trash and booed offstage.
The 20-year professional singer who has augmented her career by impersonating stars as a “tribute artist” is now planning her return to Las Vegas to be with her husband, Raymond Finn, emotionally drained and financially devastated after the ordeal.
Finn, who had spent three months in jail there, said she would not be present at her formality sentencing hearing on Tuesday.
Finn has repeatedly said she was not involved in the impersonation scheme cover up that charged up to $53 per ticket for the Feb. 28 concert in Suriname’s capital. A crowd of 3,000 threw bottles and beer cans at Finn in what has been dubbed the “Phony Toni” concert.
The promoters Angel Ventura and his girlfriend Signet Sampson, though, remain in custody there and are expected to stand trial in July.
Please see April 25 and May 7 Las Vegas Backstage Access articles covering this case.