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Man Involved In Street Fight With A$AP Rocky Will Not Face Charges

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The Harlem rapper remains detained in at a Swedish prison.

One of the two men seen in a viral video allegedly harassing A$AP Rocky, as well as being involved in a street fight with the rapper, will not be facing any charges.

In a report from CNN, Magnus Stromberg, a lawyer for the man, said that Swedish prosecutors wouldn’t be charging the man.

READ: “I’m Innocent”: A$AP Rocky Arrested In Sweden After Video Surfaces Of Him In Street Fight

“He has been the subject of an assault, but he has not committed a crime,” Stromberg said.

The Swedish prosecution service also said that the investigation into the man has been discontinued and he is no longer suspected of any crime.

Rocky, however, remains detained in a Swedish prison for a third week as police continue to investigate the fight that he was involved in. Daniel Suneson, a prosecutor for the case, will decide by 4am ET Thursday if the rapper should be released, charged, or kept in custody for longer.

Donald Trump had attempted to intervene in the case, tweeting last Friday that he was going to call Stefan Lofven, Sweden’s prime minister, to help free Rocky.

However, before the call took place, Lofven said that the rapper wouldn’t be getting special treatment.

“I will explain that the Swedish judicial system is independent. In Sweden, everyone is equal before the law, and this includes visitors from other countries,” he said in a report from NBC News.

Following the call, Toni Eriksson, Lofven’s press secretary, said in a statement via the New York Times that the call was “friendly and respectful,” and that Lofven “underlined that in Sweden everyone is equal before the law and that the government cannot and will not attempt to influence the legal proceedings.”

Source: CNN

Elijah C. Watson

Elijah Watson serves as Okayplayer's News & Culture Editor. When he's not writing he's listening to Sade and crying or watching My Hero Academia with his partner.

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