A$AP Rocky Found Guilty In Swedish Assault Trial

15 August 2019 | 10:06 am | Staff Writer

The rapper has avoided jail time.

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A$AP Rocky (real name Rakim Mayers) has been found guilty of assault following an altercation in Sweden last month. 

As BBC reports, the US rapper avoided jail time but has received a two-year suspended sentence and has also been ordered to pay damages to the victim. 

Mayers spent nearly a month in a Swedish jail and testified in court just weeks ago. He was released from custody ahead of the verdict and free to return to America. 

Videos posted online last month showed Mayers throwing a man to the ground in a street in Stockholm, however he has maintained his innocence, alleging on Instagram that the two men he was involved in the altercation with were following him and his entourage.  

Two members in Mayers' entourage,  Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers, were also found guilty of assault.

In a statement posted to Instagram earlier today, Mayers said he was "of course disappointed" with the verdict. 

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"I want to say thanks again to all of my fans, friends and everyone who showed me love during this difficult time."

The rapper's trial garnered global attention, with US President Donald Trump even urging Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to free Mayers.