07/22/2014 12:20 pm ET Updated Jul 22, 2014

A$AP Rocky Faces Lawsuit For Allegedly Slapping Fan At Festival

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The following article is provided by Rolling Stone.


A$AP Mob kingpin A$AP Rocky is facing a lawsuit after he allegedly slapped fan Lisamarie Wade at last September's Made in America Festival so hard that she hit the ground. The incident supposedly occurred as Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, made his way through the crowd. Wade reports that she still suffers from "muscle spasm, migraine headaches, intense pain that radiates from her shoulders and into her arms and fingers and exacerbation of pre-existing conditions," as a result of the alleged altercation, according to the suit as reported by Courthouse News Service. Wade previously filed criminal charges against Rocky, but the case was dismissed after a state witness failed to appear.

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Wade is seeking compensatory and punitive damages for civil assault and battery, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, negligence and premises liability and has also named Live Nation, Jay Z's Roc Nation, event organizers and subcontractors, as well as the employers and employees of John Doe security in her Federal Court suit. TMZ claims she is seeking $75,000.

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Representatives for Wade, A$AP Rocky, Live Nation and Roc Nation were not immediately available for comment.

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The rapper has faced a number of assault claims over the last couple of years. Video, which appeared to show the rapper slapping an Australian fan after she blew him a kiss, surfaced in June 2013. One year earlier, in December, Rocky pled guilty to attempted grand larceny after he allegedly beat up two men who took pictures of him yelling at another man; they accused him of trying to take their camera during the incident.

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In October of the same year, he and a group of people allegedly attacked a stagehand at a New York City venue, complaining about the size of the stage and reportedly putting him in the hospital. He was also arrested that July for fighting with a man inside a New York clothing store after the man confronted him for using drugs in the shop; Rocky struck a plea deal, getting probation and three days of community service.

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