A$AP Rocky has pleaded not guilty to his assault charges amid a trial in Sweden. Rocky’s trial commenced on Tuesday, July 30 in Stockholm District Court. The rapper and two members of his entourage were charged with assault for allegedly attacking Mustafa Jafari in Stockholm on June 30. Rocky has been in jail since July 3.
Both Rocky and Jafari gave statements regarding the incident on day two of the trial on Thursday, August 1. Jafari claimed during his cross-examination that he was looking for a friend when he approached Rocky’s group and that he was unaware that Rocky was famous. He also claimed that his attackers were holding glass bottles.
Man being asked about rings on his right hand. He is wearing them now + confirms he wore them on day he alleges he was assaulted. He is being asked what it might feel like to be pushed or punched with those rings. Man says he did not punch anyone with those rings. #ASAPRocky— Larissa Kennelly (@LarissaKennelly) August 1, 2019
A majority of Thursday’s trial focused on analyzing videos of the scene and assessing whether broken bottles had been used as weapons or not. Red circles were drawn around Rocky’s hands and those of his entourage. Prosecution wasn’t able to confirm a DNA match to Rocky or his co-defendants on the alleged weapon.
“I felt like they were going to beat me to death,” the 19-year old Jafari told the court.
The prosecution went through a 522-page preliminary report containing extensive photographs of injuries the Jafari sustained.
Rocky’s defense lawyer, Slobodan Jovicic, questioned the accuser’s claims of having to approach Rocky’s group to locate a friend. He asked why the accuser returned to the group three minutes after being told to leave by the bodyguard as well as ...
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