Asher Roth’s Manager Arrested for Reckless Endangerment
Scott “Scooter” Braun, manager of both XXL Freshman Alum Asher Roth and teen star Justin Bieber, was arrested this morning (March 24) for his role in a near riot at a Long Island Mall last year.
According to a press release from the office of the District Attorney of Nassau County, Braun was charged with one count of reckless endangerment in the second degree and one count of criminal nuisance in the second degree. He faces up to one year in jail if convicted.
Braun is being accused of not following authority’s warnings, after thousands of fans showed up to a Bieber autograph signing at Roosevelt Field Mall. Police say they asked Braun to send out a Twitter message on Bieber’s account saying the signing had been canceled due to the large, dangerous turnout. Braun allegedly never sent out said message until and hour and half after being notified, putting many young lives at risk, according to police department.
“Mr. Braun put his own selfish desire for publicity above public safety and endangered the very fans who came to see his client, as well as innocent bystanders who were at the mall that day,” D.A. Kathleen Rice said. “By refusing to send out the cancellation Tweet and preventing others from doing so, he blatantly ignored police directives and put thousands of innocent people in harm’s way. It was only through the fast and efficient work of the police department that a horrible disaster was averted.”
Braun will be arraigned on the charges today in the First District Court in Hempstead, L.I. —Elan Mancini