A$AP Rocky was found guilty in his Swedish assault case — but luckily he won’t do any more prison time.
The 4 judges in the case issued their written ruling Wednesday … concluding A$AP was guilty of assaulting a man during a street fight in Stockholm. The judges said Rocky, and his 2 friends who were also standing trial, “were not in a situation where they were entitled to self-defense.”
The case hinged on whether A$AP threw a bottle at the victim during the all-out brawl in late June. Prosecutors argued Rocky hurled the bottle and badly cut the guy, but they couldn’t produce a single witness who saw a bottle fly during the melee. Rocky conceded he was holding a bottle for protection, but put it down and it never made contact with the guy.
The judges said prosecutors did not prove the bottle was used to hit the victim. As a result, the judges said the crime did not warrant any further time served, and added Rocky will NOT have to do community service.
Rocky got a suspended sentence … meaning he’ll have to pay various fees and fines, and if he does he’s in the clear. The judges felt Rocky and his co-defendants got ample punishment already with time served — 1 month in a Swedish jail.
The upshot … the court found hitting and kicking the victim while he was on the ground was a crime — namely, assault — because A$AP and his crew were not in danger of imminent harm, but prosecutors failed to prove the biggest issue … that A$AP struck the victim with a bottle, and that’s why he got no jail time.
A$AP and the co-defendants will, however, have to pay restitution to the victim, and also cover Sweden’s court expenses.
Well, at least it’s mostly over.