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EntertainmentA$AP Rocky convicted of assault by Swedish court

16:15  14 august  2019
16:15  14 august  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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The rapper pleads for justice during his assault trial, claiming he fought with defendant in self-defense.

A $ AP Rocky ‘pleads not guilty’ as he faces Swedish court on assault charges stemming from an incident on 30 June. However, experts that I’ve spoken to doubt that would happen in this case. ‘If convicted , the sentence might be a few months behind bars, and there’s a good chance ASAP would

US rapper A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault and handed a conditional sentence after he was involved in a street brawl in Stockholm.

A$AP Rocky convicted of assault by Swedish court © Christopher Jue/Getty Images SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 13: A$AP Rocky performs at the MARQUEE Singapore grand opening celebration on April 13, 2019 in Singapore. (Photo by Christopher Jue/Getty Images for MARQUEE Singapore)

The performer and two members of his entourage were convicted by a Swedish court, following a confrontation in the Swedish capital on June 30.

In its ruling on Wednesday, Stockholm District Court rejected the performer's claim that the trio had been acting in self-defense.

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A $ AP Rocky and two other suspects have been released from jail in Sweden until a verdict is expected in the assault case on Aug. 14. The highly publicized trial wrapped Friday with Swedish prosecutors asking the court to convict the 30 year-old American rapper and consider imposing at least a

(HELSINKI) — The man allegedly assaulted by American rapper A $ AP Rocky and two other men in Stockholm was kicked while on the ground and hit with a bottle, Swedish prosecutors said in court Prosecutors recommended that the Stockholm District Court set aside three days for the trial, which

"Based on statements from two witnesses, the court finds that the defendants were not subject to a current or imminent criminal attack," the ruling said.

"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."

Swedish public prosecutor Daniel Suneson had argued during the trial that the artist and the two other men -- David Rispers and Bladimir Corniel -- assaulted the victim by kicking and beating him with a whole or part of a glass bottle while he lay on the ground.

The imposition of a conditional sentence means that A$AP Rocky will be subject to a probationary period of two years. The court awarded damages to the victim "for violation of his integrity and pain and suffering."

A$AP Rocky charged with assault after Stockholm brawl

A$AP Rocky charged with assault after Stockholm brawl American rapper A$AP Rocky has been charged with assault after a confrontation in Stockholm in June, prosecutors said. © Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images ASAP Rocky has been detained since June, where he faces accusations of serious assault. The 30-year-old -- whose real name is Rakim Mayers -- has been in custody since July 3, following a confrontation in the Swedish capital on June 30. The rapper's lawyer, Slobodan Jovicic, has maintained he was defending himself after being assaulted and that his client is innocent.

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American rapper A $ AP Rocky pleaded not guilty to assault charges in a Swedish court on Tuesday, on the first day of a trial that has grabbed the attention of US President Donald Trump and the world's media.

The defendants were also ordered to repay legal expenses to the state.

Known for his song "Praise the Lord," 30-year-old A$AP Rocky -- whose real name is Rakim Mayers -- was released by Swedish authorities at the conclusion of his trial on August 2 and left the country shortly afterwards.

He was not required to appear in court for Wednesday's ruling.

The rapper's arrest angered fans and fellow artists, and strained diplomatic relations with the United States after President Donald Trump repeatedly demanded his release, even raising the issue with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.

In response, Löfven's spokesperson Mikael Lindström said in a statement to CNN at the time that "the Government is not allowed, and will not attempt, to influence the legal proceedings, which are now ongoing."

Swedish officials repeatedly stressed that the country's judiciary is "completely independent" and "does not take into consideration outside pressure from politicians or others."

A$AP Rocky addressed the case during a performance at a music festival in California on Sunday, according to Reuters.

"Hopefully we won't have to go back to jail or nothing like that, that would be crazy," he told the audience at the Real Street Festival -- his first public appearance since his release. "It was an unfortunate event and I'm just trying to stay blessed."

Swedish court finds American rapper A$AP Rocky guilty of assault for his role in a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish court finds American rapper A$AP Rocky guilty of assault for his role in a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm. © Jim Bennett/WireImage Rapper, actor and creative director A$AP Rocky is interviewed live on stage during the 2019 SXSW Conference and Festival at the Austin Convention Center on March 11, 2019 in Austin, Texas. The artist, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, earlier pleaded self-defense and said he had tried to avoid a confrontation with two men who were persistently following his entourage.

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