Hours after the A$AP Rocky was found guilty on misdemeanor assault charges in Sweden on Wednesday (August 14), the 30-year-old rapper reacted to the verdict on Instagram, admitting he's "disappointed" in the judge's decision.
"I AM OF COURSE DISAPPOINTED BY TODAY’S VERDICT. I WANT TO SAY THANKS AGAIN TO ALL OF MY FANS, FRIENDS, AND EVERYONE WHO SHOWED ME LOVE DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. IMMA KEEP MOVING FORWARD," he captioned an Instagram photo of him drinking out of a tea cup. "THANK YOU TO MY TEAM, MY MANAGEMENT, ATTORNEYS, LABEL AND EVERYONE WHO ADVOCATED FOR JUSTICE. 🙏🏿"
While A$AP and his two co-defendants — Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers — were found guilty of assault, they wil not have to serve jail time. Instead, they will have to pay damages to the victims and reimburse the state.
"All three defendants are convicted of assault and sentenced to conditional sentences," Swedish prosecutors explained in a statement Wednesday. "The court finds that the defendants were not in a situation where they were entitled to self-defense and that they have assaulted the victim by hitting and kicking him. However, it has not been proven that the defendants struck the victim in the head with a bottle or assaulted him with whole or broken bottles. The victim is awarded damages for violation of his integrity and pain and suffering, but less than he requested. The defendants shall, each based on their financial ability, repay the state for its expenses for public legal counsels."
"In an overall assessment the court finds that the assault has not been of such a serious nature that a prison sentence must be chosen," the statement continued. "The defendants are therefore sentenced to conditional sentences."
As fans know, A$AP was released from Swedish custody earlier this month after nearly a month behind bars.
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