A$AP Rocky is in hot water after being charged with assault for a shooting in Hollywood … and the alleged victim couldn’t be happier.
Jamal Tooson, the attorney for A$AP Relli, tells TMZ … his client feels vindicated the justice system worked for him, despite the stature of Rocky.
Tooson says Relli’s life was shattered by the experience … Relli says even though he wasn’t hit by a bullet, he came within inches of death, and the experience has had a profound psychological impact on him.
The lawyer goes on to say Rocky is so powerful in Hollywood and specifically in the music industry, Relli, who is a music producer, felt he would not be believed and drummed out of the business. He believed if he pressed the case, people would just dismiss it as a money grab.
Relli says his faith in the justice system has been restored, because both the police and the D.A. believed him enough to file 2 serious felony charges against Rocky.
Relli sued Rocky in civil court last week, claiming Rocky fired multiple shots at him with a semiautomatic firearm, resulting in injuries to his hand after being struck by bullet fragments that required medical attention. Relli’s attorneys told us since the shooting he’s been the victim of online harassment, including death threats.
Tooson says A$AP Rocky being charged with two counts of assault should provide peace of mind not just to A$AP Relli, but to the residents of Los Angeles County who have recently experienced terrifying situations involving gun violence.