Casanova Indicted on Robbery and Coercion Charges in New York Diner Assault
As the result of an altercation with a woman in a New York City diner back in August, Casanova has officially been indicted for his alleged part in the crime.
The Brooklyn rapper officially learned the news on Wednesday (Oct. 11). Cas, born Caswell Senior, was indicted on charges of robbery and coercion. His co-defendant, Bobby Williams, was charged for his part in the incident and is being accused of strangulation, according to The Blast.
As previously reported, Niya Rucker accused the rapper and his crew of assaulting her in Manhattan's The Good Stuff Diner on West 14th Street in the wee hours of Mon., Aug. 6. According to her complaint, she claims the rapper thought she was trying to film him when she was only trying to get a picture of her food for Instagram. She went on to allege she was grabbed up and put into a chokehold by a member of the rapper's entourage while Casanova grabbed her arm and took her phone to remove the images.
Casanova denied any wrongdoing and later turned himself in to police. Footage of the incident was later released to the public and it appears to at least partially back up the woman's claims. It shows Rucker being put into a chokehold by a man. Casanova is in the footage but is not seen harming the woman.
The rapper has since released the "Gonna Love Me (Remix)," on which he addresses the incident. He is due back in court in December.
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