ASAP Rocky pleads not responsible to 2 counts of assault with a firearm in LA court docket

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SAP Rocky has pleaded not responsible to 2 counts of assault with a firearm, following an incident in Los Angeles final November.

The US rapper, actual identify Rakim Mayers, who just lately welcomed his first little one with Rihanna, appeared in particular person in an LA court docket on Wednesday to enter the pleas.

He was wearing a darkish go well with, glasses and wore a black face masks and spoke solely to verify his identify and acknowledge his rights.

Throughout the incident, Mayers, 33, is alleged to have pointed a semi-automatic handgun on the sufferer, recognized as fellow rapper ASAP Relli, earlier than allegedly firing it in his path in a subsequent confrontation.

Mayers, 33, who just lately welcomed his first little one with Rihanna appeared in particular person in an LA court docket on Wednesday to enter the pleas (Ian West/PA) / PA Archive

Relli, actual identify Terell Ephron, is a former pal of Mayers, however filed a lawsuit towards him final week.

In authorized paperwork obtained by the PA information company, legal professionals for Relli stated Mayer’s conduct had been “excessive and outrageous” and had brought about their shopper to undergo “excessive emotional misery”.

“Defendant (Mayers) purposefully or with reckless disregard unlawfully brandished a firearm in direction of the plaintiff (Ephron),” the paperwork acknowledged.

“Additional, defendant purposefully or with reckless disregard brought about a bullet projectile/fragment to hit the plaintiff.

“In each situations, defendant’s conduct was illegal or in any other case excessive and outrageous.”

The submitting added: “Defendant violated Penal Code Part 245 when he unlawfully aimed a loaded firearm and pointed it within the path of the plaintiff.

“This motion was a considerable consider inflicting the plaintiff to undergo physiological, psychological, and emotional hurt.”

Ephron has requested damages of 25,000 {dollars} (£20,600) over the incident, plus extra damages to cowl his medical payments.

Decide Victoria B Wilson handed Mayers a restraining order, which states he should keep 100 yards away from Ephron always and set a preliminary trial date of November 2.

Mayers’ bail has been set at 550,000 (£456,500) {dollars}, which he has paid.


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