Published: Sat, August 03, 2019
Culture | By Margie Dunn

A$AP Rocky breaks silence after 'very difficult' Swedish assault trial

A$AP Rocky breaks silence after 'very difficult' Swedish assault trial

Trump tweeted, "It was a Rocky Week, get home ASAP A$AP!" The rapper was taken into custody in Stockholm five days later.

The renowned USA rapper ASAP Rocky, who entered the spotlight earlier this summer following his reported brawl in downtown Stockholm, has been released by a Swedish court on Friday and "is on his way back home to the United States", Trump tweeted.

The verdict will be handed out on August 14, TMZ said.

The young woman and her friend, testifying anonymously, were questioned via video link at Stockholm District Court.

Rocky and two of his entourage have pleaded not guilty to assaulting a 19-year-old man outside the Max burger chain in Stockholm on June 30.

Reports from the courtroom indicate that the use of bottles in the attack was a key factor in the trial.

"I do not want to speculate on whether they will be convicted or acquitted, we will have to await the court's ruling", he said.

A$AP Rocky has finally been released from jail in Sweden.

We've been tracking the rapper's arrest and incarceration for quite some time now, but this week, Swedish prosecutors made their big move and argued Rocky ought to be locked up for at least six months.

In the defense's closing statement - which occurred just hours ago - A$AP's lawyers say nothing the rapper did was premeditated or otherwise coordinated with his crew. After deliberation, the judge ruled that the defendants be released from the Stockholm jail where they have been held since their arrest on July 2. She said she heard the bottle being crushed, though she couldn't say whether Mayers' entourage threw the bottle to the ground or hit Jafari with it. The bodyguard claimed that the man who was injured had his own bottle in his hand and that there was no way to confirm that Rocky was the one who gave him his cuts and bruises.

A witness in the A$AP Rocky assault case revised her story from initial police reports, testifying in a Swedish court Friday that she didn't actually see the American rapper hitting a man with a bottle.

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