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A$AP Rocky found guilty of Sweden assault, won't face prison

Aug. 14, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky was found guilty of assault Wednesday by a Swedish court, six weeks after a street brawl in Stockholm that had attracted the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump. A judge and jury found the rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and his two bodyguards...

Rapper A$AP Rocky heading back to US as verdict looms

Aug. 2, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Rapper A$AP Rocky and two other American suspects were temporarily freed from a Swedish jail and planning to head back to the U.S. on Friday as judges mull a verdict in the assault case against them. The Stockholm District Court released the 30-year-old rapper, whose real name is Rakim...

A$AP Rocky testifies in Sweden, says he tried to avoid fight

Aug. 1, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky testified Thursday at his assault trial in Sweden that he did everything possible to avoid a confrontation with two men he said were persistently following his entourage in Stockholm, but one of those men picked a fight with one of his bodyguards. The recording...

US presidential envoy sent to Sweden for A$AP Rocky's trial

Jul. 30, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky pleaded not guilty to assault as his trial in Sweden opened Tuesday, a month after a street fight that landed him in jail and became a topic of U.S.-Swedish diplomacy. Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, is accused with two others of beating a 19-year-old man...

Man in A$AP Rocky case allegedly hit with bottle, kicked

Jul. 26, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The man allegedly assaulted by American rapper A$AP Rocky and two other men in Stockholm was kicked while on the ground and hit with a bottle, Swedish prosecutors said in court documents obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The 500 pages of documents also included allegations that Rocky...

Rapper A$AP Rocky charged with assault over fight in Sweden

Jul. 25, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish prosecutor on Thursday charged rapper A$AP Rocky with assault over a fight in Stockholm last month, in a case that has drawn the attention of fellow recording artists as well as U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump responded with two sharply-worded tweets, calling on Sweden to...

Trump lashes out at Sweden after rapper A$AP Rocky charged

Jul. 25, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at Sweden after a prosecutor there charged rapper A$AP Rocky with assault over a fight in Stockholm last month. Trump is reacting on Twitter, saying he is "Very disappointed in Prime Minister Stefan Löfven," whom he personally lobbied, "for being...

In NYC beset by crime, Morgenthau was made-for-TV prosecutor

Jul. 22, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He seemed almost out of central casting — tall and patrician, with a cultivated above-the-fray presence. And in fact, former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau inspired some television casting of his own, as the model for the avuncular character of prosecutor Adam...

Correction: Sweden-Rapper story

Jul. 22, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — In a story July 20 about President Donald Trump advocating with Sweden on behalf of A$AP Rocky, The Associated Press erroneously reported the rapper's real last name. It is Mayers, not May. A corrected version of the story is below: Trump's bail offer for jailed rapper rings hollow in Sweden...

Swedish investigation ends of man in fight with A$AP Rocky

Jul. 22, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors have dropped their investigation of a man they say was involved in a fight with American rapper A$AP Rocky. Magnus Stromberg represents the alleged victim and said Monday they are happy but not surprised by the decision. Rocky, a platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated...