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A$AP Rocky found guilty of assault

Rocky remains a free man
Aug 14, 2019 – 11:30 AM EDT

The verdict is in for Rakim Mayers or better known as rapper A$AP Rocky. The 30-year-old rapper has been found guilty by Swedish court of assault that occurred in the June 30th street brawl in Stockholm Sweden.

The court sentenced Rocky to three "conditional sentences" meaning that he will not face any prison time in Sweden unless a similar offense occurs again within their country.

The performer and two members of Rocky's entourage were involved with the brawl had been released on August 2nd pending verdict and able to return to the United States. Also, the party has been ordered to pay the victim a compensation of 12,500 Krona which is $1,300 USD for violating the victims integrity and for pain and suffering.

In addition the defendants were ordered to pay attorney fees for the victims lawyer in the amount of 80,610 Krona ($8,400 USD).

The arrest of the "Praise the Lord" singer had abrupted fans and artists in the industry demanding the release of Rocky. Even President Trump chimed in in at attempts of getting the rapper back to the U.S. with discussions with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.

"The (Swedish) Government is not allowed, and will not attempt, to influence the legal proceedings, which are now ongoing."Löfven responded.

Officials in Sweden stressed that their countries judiciary system is "completely independent" and "does not take into consideration outside pressure from politicians or others."

"Hopefully we won't have to go back to jail or nothing like that, that would be crazy," Rocky addressed his fans during a performance at a California music festival on Sunday. "It was an unfortunate event and I'm just trying to stay blessed."

Rocky's lawyer, Slobodan Jovicic, that represented him in Sweden said that his client was "very disappointed" during a press conference following the verdict.


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