ASAP Rocky, has been found guilty of assault during a Stockholm fight and given a suspended sentence and avoided jail time. He has however been ordered to pay damages to the victim.
Two members of ASAP Rocky’s entourage, Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers, were found guilty of the same charge.
#ASAPRocky has been given a suspended sentence and ordered to pay damages to the victim
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“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.”
The defendants are therefore sentenced to conditional sentences, the court said in a statement.
ASAP Rocky and his co-defendants claimed they had been acting in self-defence against two men who had been following their group.
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But the court said the three were “not in a situation where they were entitled to self-defence” and wrote in its verdict that they “assaulted the victim by hitting and kicking him as he lay on the ground.
“The artist has also thrown the victim to the ground and stepped on his arm.”
The court said the victim of the assault, a 19-year-old refugee, was awarded damages for what the court described as the violation of his integrity and for pain and suffering.