Casanova Denies Assaulting Woman in New York Diner
On Saturday (Aug. 11), XXL received a statement from Casanova's lawyer, Scott E. Leemon, who vehemently denies the claims on behalf of his client. "Casanova adamantly denies the allegation that he assaulted anyone," the statement reads. "Any contention he did so is totally false. We are in the process of conducting our own investigation into these false allegations."
As previously reported, the alleged victim, Niya Rucker, came forward with her claims on Friday (Aug. 10). She claims she was at The Good Stuff Diner on West 14th Street in Manhattan at around 4:40 a.m. on Monday (Aug. 6) when the event occurred. She tells Pix11 she was trying to put video of her meal on Instagram Live when the "Set Trippin" rapper reportedly became angered after assuming she was filming him and attacked. One member of the rapper's crew then put her in a choke hold and dragged her out of her booth, while Cas ripped the phone from her hand and erased the video from IG.
As a result of the attack, Rucker claims her jaw was broken. She also had a tooth knocked loose and had to get stitches in her chin. "This is embarrassing, I haven’t eaten food in three days,” Rucker explained. "And its more than just the physical pain.”
Following an investigation into the reported crime on Friday, TMZ reported that a warrant was issued for Cas' arrest by the New York City Police Department in connection with the alleged assault.
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