Saturday, September 18, 2021

Charges Dropped Against Man Caught on Camera Harassing ASAP Rocky During Sweden Incident

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*Swedish prosecutors have dropped their investigation of one of the two males involved in a fight with A$AP Rocky

The rapper, along with three of his associates, were arrested earlier this month for defending themselves against two aggressive Afghan migrants who followed and harassed them in downtown Stockholm.

Despite video evidence that suggests he incited the violence, Swedish prosecutors said the guy who harassed Rocky and attacked his bodyguard did so in self-defense, after being pushed and lifted by his neck. Before his arrest, ASAP shared a video of the incident on Instagram and it does not show anyone from his crew getting physical with the guy who attacked them (see below) — but prosecutors have concluded otherwise.

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The aggressor was taken into custody during the investigation and was held on suspicion of abuse, assault, and attempted assault. 

Viz TMZ:

Prosecutors say the guy was acting in self-defense when he hurled his headphones at Rocky’s bodyguard, cutting his head.

Here’s the bizarre part … the bodyguard has already been CLEARED by Swedish authorities. So, on the one hand the bodyguard acted appropriately, and on the other he incited the violence and caused the other guy to act in self-defense. In other words, it doesn’t make sense.

A$AP is reportedly being held in solitary confinement without any visitation or call privileges, and facing up to six years in prison if convicted. TMZ reported that he’s jailed inside an alleged “disease-ridden” facility. Rocky could be held in prison until he is due to stand trial in mid-August. Formal charges are expected Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister has told President Trump and the State Dept. to stand down on their attempts to free the rapper because he will not receive any special privileges. 

 

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Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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1 COMMENT

  1. All American should be outraged by this miscarriage of justice and for ASAP Rocky to still be locked up without charges.

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