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A$AP Rocky Convicted Of Assault By Swedish Court

In its ruling on Wednesday, Stockholm District Court rejected the performer's claim that the trio had been acting in self-defense. "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. However, the court decided there was too much conflicting evidence to determine conclusively if the three men had used the bottle to strike the victim. A$AP Rocky's lawyer Slobodan Jovicic said his client was "of course very disappointed" during a press conference following the verdict. The imposition of a conditional sentence means that A$AP Rocky will be subject to a probationary period of two years. The court awarded damages of 12,500 Swedish Krona ($1,300) to the victim "for violation of his integrity and pain and suffering." The defendants were also ordered to pay fees of 80,610 Swedish Krona (nearly $8,400) for the v ...Read more

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