A$AP Rocky Sued for Assaulting Female Concertgoer
Rapper A$AP Rocky has been keeping a low profile as of late, but unfortunately, he's caught up in a legal case. According to Philly.com, the Harlem rhymer is being sued by a female fan who claims that he slapped her at Philadelphia's Made in America Festival in 2013.
Lisamarie Wade filed her lawsuit on July 17 in Pennsylvania federal court. She alleges that Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, assaulted her while he made his way through a crowd during his performance. Wade says that Rocky hit her so hard that she was knocked to the ground and became "momentarily disoriented."
She claims the incident left her with "physical injuries and emotional shock." Wade is seeking in excess of $75,000 in damages. Also named in the suit are Live Nation Entertainment, Roc Nation and John Doe security companies.
Wade, who is a single mother, also claims that the incident has hindered her ability to "enjoy society with her minor child."
"There's no excuse for a man to ever hit a female. Ever," said Wade in an interview with TMZ. "I want to make sure that he gets prosecuted for this and gets in trouble because this isn't the first time he's done it."
Attorneys for A$AP Rocky had no comment on the matter.