Swedish Officials are investigating the two men who are accused of harassing ASAP Rocky and his entourage for assault and molestation.
According to a press release issued by the Swedish Prosecution, without naming Rocky, they confirmed that the rapper’s case is still ongoing and that a preliminary investigation has also been launched against the alleged harassers.
“Several investigation measures have already been conducted, and the analysis of material continues,” the press release states. “There is also a preliminary investigation in the case concerning the aggrieved party who is suspected of molestation and assault. On the 19 July, at the latest, the prosecutor must decide whether to file a prosecution or ask the court for a longer detention period in order to finalize the investigation.”
Rocky was arrested for assault after a video surfaced depicting the rapper and his entourage fighting a pair of men in the streets of Stockholm. Rocky slams one of the men to the ground in the video, and the fighting does appear to be four onto one at one point. However, the rapper has always maintained that the two men attacked he and his friends first, following them for blocks and menacing bystanders.
According to Complex, a petition was launched this week with over 300,000 signatures. The alleged inhumane detainment has caught the eyes of Congressman Adriano Espaillat, U.S. Representative for New York’s Thirteenth Congressional District.
“He’s part of a growing, young movement of artists that, first of all, I commend because they identify with the neighborhood where they live, which in this case is Harlem,” Congressman Espaillat said. “Harlem is a neighborhood that is very special because Harlem is not just about Apollo or 125th Street. It’s really about an attitude and a young personality and history and a legacy. And so, for him to be a young person and continue to identify with Harlem, and be a strong presence of the artist community in Harlem, is great. That’s why I’m going to bat for him.”