A$AP Rocky Declared Guilty Of Assault In Sweden
According to the report, On Wednesday the 14th of August, A$AP Rocky has been convicted of assault and given a suspended sentence for the altercation that took place in Stockholm, Sweden on June 30.
According to CNN, the artist and two members of his entourage (David Rispers and Bladimir Corniel) were given the same verdict on Wednesday (Aug. 14) after a week of deliberations. Despite claims and video evidence of self-defense from the rapper and his crew, the court found Rocky, born Rakim Mayers, liable of assault against 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari.
“The defendants have claimed that they acted in self-defense. Based on statements from two witnesses, the court finds that the defendants were not subject to a current or imminent criminal attack,” the Stockholm District Court said in its ruling. “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.”
The Swedish prosecution was reportedly planning to give the rapper a six-month jail sentence for Rocky on the assault charges, but his suspended sentence will come with probation instead. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the rapper will also be required to pay a fine of 39,700 Swedish krona ($14,634) in damages.