A$AP Rocky Found Guilty In Sweden Assault Case, Avoids Jail Time
A$AP Rocky was found guilty of assault in his Sweden assault case. However, the rapper will not face additional jail time. According to Rap-Up, Swedish prosecutors announced early Wednesday (August 14th) that Rocky, and two members of his entourage — Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers, were given suspended sentences and ordered to pay damages to the victim after the court determined that the assault was not "of such a serious nature."
The Stockholm District Court rejected the claim that Rocky and his entourage were acting in self-defense. The ruling said, "Based on statements from two witnesses, the court finds that the defendants were not subject to a current or imminent criminal attack. Therefore, they were not in a situation where they were entitled to use violence in self-defense. Nor could they have perceived themselves to be in such a situation."
Rocky, who was not in Sweden for the verdict, was sentenced to two years of probation and has been ordered to pay damages of 12,500 Swedish Krona ($1,300) to the victim "for violation of his integrity and pain and suffering." The defendants were also ordered to pay 80,610 Swedish Krona (nearly $8,400) for the victim's lawyer.
The Harlem rapper took to Instagram to weigh in on the ruling. He wrote, "I AM OF COURSE DISAPPOINTED BY TODAY'S VERDICT. I WANT TO SAY THANKS AGAIN TO ALL OF MY FANS, FRIENDS, AND EVERYONE WHO SHOWED ME LOVE DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. IMMA KEEP MOVING FORWARD. THANK YOU TO MY TEAM, MY MANAGEMENT, ATTORNEYS, LABEL AND EVERYONE WHO ADVOCATED FOR JUSTICE."