According to an original press release reported by TMZ, Swedish prosecutors are not only moving to indict A$AP Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, but want to keep him behind bars during their investigation for at least one more week.
The site later reported that the prosecutors walked back those sentiments in a revised press release, removing their statement about indicting Mayers, but expounding on their request to keep him detained as they continue their investigation. But as of Friday (July 19), a judge has reportedly granted prosecutors’ requests after they deemed him a flight risk.
TMZ further reports that the prosecution are planning to hit Mayers and the involved people of his crew with crimes of abuse, assault and attempted assault. Despite the Swedish man Rocky allegedly assaulted taking the first swing, TMZ also points out that the man hasn’t been charged nor spent any time behind bars.
Mayer’s attorney, Slobodan Jovicic, has also spoken out on the detainment and case, TMZ adds. To prosecutors’ claim that Rocky is a flight risk, Jovicic reportedly stated that the decision is unjust, and furthermore, Mayers’ public figure status as an international celebrity would absolutely hinder him from fleeing, as he has a tour and career to maintain. Not to mention, TMZ adds of his statement, the decision is rather heavy-handed when considering video footage showing that the alleged victim unleashed his attack first, despite A$AP attempting to abate the situation. Jovicic believes that probation would have been a far more equitable ruling, TMZ states.
What also remains to be seen is how the prosecution have not yet reached conclusions from their investigation, yet have already stated their charges against Mayers. Reportedly, they will reach a final decision next Thursday (July 25).
We will continue to keep you updated on Rocky’s case as information becomes available.
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