A woman testified on Friday in the A$AP Rocky assault trial in Sweden, saying she did not actually see him hit the alleged victim with a bottle, which differs from the account she initially told police.
The woman — who testified anonymously via video link — said she was eating with a friend when she spotted A$AP and his entourage outside. She said she and her friend rushed outside to get a photo with him but by that point, the fight with the alleged victim had already begun.
The woman testified that she heard a bottle being broken but could not say whether A$AP or anyone from his group threw it on the ground or hit the alleged victim with it. She also testified that she did not see A$AP holding the bottle during the fight.
The friend of the woman also testified that she did not see anyone hitting the alleged victim with a bottle.
According to the Associated Press, the first woman told the court, “Everything happened very quickly. We were scared for our lives.”
She said of the alleged victim, “He was bleeding. He showed his injuries on his hand. He also said he had a sore back.”
The case is expected to wrap up today and a ruling will come sometime after that.
A$AP testified during the hearing on Thursday that he only picked up the bottle to make sure the other guys did not grab it.
“As far as the bottles go,” he testified, “I held it momentarily because I realized it was stupid, especially when they didn’t have it in their possession, it wasn’t necessary for me to have it, so I put it down.”
He later said he “held it momentarily because I realized it was stupid, especially when they didn’t have it in their possession, it wasn’t necessary for me to have it, so I put it down.”