East Coast rapper Casanova has been indicted for his alleged part in the brutal beating of a woman who claimed she was just posting on Instagram.
The incident happened back in August, when Niya Rucker claims she was attacked by the “Set Trippin” rapper and an accomplice after they thought she was recording video of them while eating at the Good Stuff Diner in NYC.
Casanova, who is currently signed to Roc Nation, turned himself into authorities shortly after a warrant was issued, but his legal team claimed the woman fabricated the story for the media for financial gain.
On Wednesday, the rapper was indicted on charges of robbery and coercion. His alleged accomplice, Bobby Williams, was charged with strangulation.
According to the indictment by the NY District Attorney, Casanova allegedly “forcibly stole property” and then instilled fear in the victim.
After the alleged attack, the victim spoke with local news outlets and claimed the rapper caused her multiple injuries, including a broken jaw. She denied filming the rapper and claimed she was trying to put a pic of her meal up on Instagram.
Casanova, who was featured on a recent track with 50 Cent and is currently out on bail, is due back in court in December.
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