Azealia Banks claims against Russell Crowe dismissed by judge, actor cleared of all charges
8 December 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Beverly Hills, CA, United States (4E) – Azealia Banks filed charges against Russell Crowe earlier this year after the two reportedly had a heated confrontation that turned physical at one point at a hotel in Beverly Hills but a judge dismissed the claims of the singer and the actor has been cleared of all the charges.
The alleged altercation took place in October when Banks took to Facebook to allege that Crowe called her the “n” word, choked her, spat at her, and threw her out of the party. The party was said to be at the suite of the actor.
The Los Angeles District Attorney announced that they will not be pursuing prosecution against Crowe after witnesses and other attendees claimed that Bans was actually the assaultive party and not Crowe. Accordingly, Banks laughed at the music of Crowe, called the actor boring, and also insulted the other party goers by saying that they are “boring white men.” A spokesperson for the office said, “The D.A.’s office declined to file charges due to lack of sufficient evidence.”
After Banks was asked not to make a scene but continued to do so, Crowe reportedly grabbed her in a bear hug and carried her out of the venue. He then called security to remove her from the area. Banks was said to be at the party because her friend, RZA , was a guest at the party. RZA casted Crowe in a film that he wore and directed called “The Man With the Iron Fists.”
RZA also released a statement regarding the altercation. He took Crowe’s side by saying, “Peace. Normally I don't respond to negative social media attacks towards me. Yet in this case of Azealia Banks I'm compelled to respond. Firstly I only wish the best for her and any struggling artist in this complex industry.” He said that he casted Banks in the movie that he wrote and directed and that was the only professional relationship they had. RZA pointed out that he heard rumors about the attitude of Banks but disregarded it because he believed that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. He added that during the filming process, everything went smooth and Banks was able to deliver for her role.
RZA went on to say, “Before the night is over Azealia is insulting half the room she becomes loud and obnoxious. Azealia threaten (sic) to cut a girl in the face with a glass, then actually grabs a glass and physically attacks for no logical reason. Russell blocked the attack and expelled her from the suite.” RZA also contested that no one called Banks the “n” word as she was the one yelling such word.
Banks and her representatives have not commented yet.
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