9:09 AM PT — A$AP’s lawyer, Slobodan Jovicic, says the alleged victim’s testimony went as expected and referred to him as a storyteller … adding he plans to go at him Thursday during cross-examination.
Jovicic says A$AP’s legal team will be calling 2 witnesses to the stand — the bodyguard and another person who “saw something interesting,” TMZ reports.
As for the bottle allegedly used by Rocky … his lawyer says they’ll be able to show it was not used in the way prosecutors are claiming. He adds that A$AP’s been living under a “dark cloud” of this case and his team is thankful there’s plenty of video footage other than the initial street fight to tell the full story.
7:56 AM PT — The trial just wrapped for the day … with Rocky’s alleged victim taking the stand. The alleged victim told the court that during the attack, he thought Rocky and his accomplices were going to kill him. He says he’s had nightmares since the incident and the injuries to his hands left him unable to work.
The alleged victim also stated the video of the attack that circulated has damaged his reputation … and reports he was high on drugs during the incident simply weren’t true.
According to a reporter inside the courtroom, Oscar Schau, Rocky and the other men arrested with him sat silently and looked on as the victim spoke.
The trial will resume in Sweden on Thursday.
6:02 AM PT — A$AP’s lawyer told the judges the rapper was not the one who kicked or punched the alleged victim once he was on the ground. The lawyer also added Rocky laid hands on the guy because he felt his bodyguard was in danger. As you see from the video, the alleged victim struck the bodyguard in the head with his headphones.
As for the claim of prosecutors Rocky stomped on the guy with broken glass on his shoe, Rocky’s lawyer said the bottle was crushed behind Rocky, he didn’t know it was there and it ended up on his shoe.
A$AP Rocky is finally getting his day in court … entering a not guilty plea in a Swedish court, and his family’s also there showing support.
A$AP’s mother, Renee Black, was escorted through the crowd of reporters, photographers and onlookers outside the Stockholm courthouse Tuesday morning.
The trial is continuing … so check back here for updates.
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