A$AP Rocky testifies in assault trial

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A$AP Rocky testifies in assault trial

The court is expected on Friday to announce a date for the verdict and rule on whether Mayers will remain in custody until that time. One bodyguard was released without charge soon after Rocky and two of his associates were arrested.

Rocky raised the incident as an example of how his "very unique" lifestyle left him vulnerable to physical confrontations.

Jafari testified that he was hit by a bottle while he was lying on the street and added that "at least two of them hit me with beer bottles". "They were meth addicts".

After viewing stills from a video of the incident, Persson referred to the alleged attackers and told the victim: "So none of the eight hands in these photos actually holds a bottle". He also expressed to the court he thought Jafari may have been on drugs. What I want is justice and I want is my name to be cleared and justice for all of us.

When he and his associates walked away, he testified today, two men - including the plaintiff - followed them.

Rocky also accused the two men of punching his bodyguard, in addition to hurling the electronics, which was partially filmed. "Me and my crew told them, 'Listen, don't go where we are going".

"At this point we are really scared". Next thing A$AP knows, the security guard grabs the alleged victim by the collar and moves him out of the way.

President Trump has been publicly calling for the release of rapper A$AP Rocky from custody in Sweden - and now he's sent a representative specializing in hostage situations to the country where the rapper is on trial.

Besides Mayers, Thursday's court session is reserved for testimony from the alleged victim, his friend, witnesses and Mayers' bodyguard. "This is my 5th or 6th time here", Rocky said as his testimony continued.

The crux of the trial, and severity of Rocky's prison sentence, hinges on Swedish prosecutors' allegations that the rapper and his entourage struck Jafari with bottles during the fight, which Jafari's legal team also testified happened.

A$AP Rocky and his entourage stated that Jafari harassed them and displayed threatening behavior. They said Jafari was hit with parts of or a whole bottle. He had been in Sweden headlining a two-day hip-hop festival.

Mayers' mother, Renee Black, and several of his relatives were present at the courtroom. "It was a Rocky Week, get home ASAP A$AP!"

USA celebrities such as Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have called for Mayers' release.

The case has drawn huge media attention, with celebrities including Kim Kardashian and Rod Stewart defending the 30-year-old performer, producer and model, and U.S. President Donald Trump asking Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to help free him. "I'd even go so far to say that his case has been fast-tracked in a way", he added, suggesting the country's justice system had taken "the global, sort of, pressure" into account. "So it is a myth that Sweden has long pre-trial detention periods".

According to the World Justice Project, Sweden ranks 4th worldwide in the reliability of its rule of law - far ahead of the United States, which ranks 20th.

The Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet has a reporter, Adam Westin, inside the courtroom for the second day of the trial who has been providing minute-by-minute updates.

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