Rapper Busta Rhymes Has Been Proven Guilty To A Non-Criminal Harassment Charge
|Rapper Busta Rhymes Has Been Proven Guilty |
To A Non-Criminal Harassment Charge
The rapper Busta Rhymes pleaded guilty to harassment in Manhattan Criminal Court on Friday morning in a deal with prosecutors to dispose of a complaint that he had hurled a bottle of Muscle Milk at a gym employee.
The police said that on the evening of Aug. 5, Mr. Smith had thrown a bottle of the protein shake at a worker in the Steel Gym on West 23rd Street in Chelsea, bruising the man’s head. The two had had a quarrel a minute earlier, and the worker had asked Mr. Smith to leave.
|Busta Rhymes And Scott Leemon|
The New York County District Attorney's Office reduced the charge after further investigation and based on the limited nature of the worker's injury, prosecutors said.
Police in the days following the incident said Rhymes and the employee also threw water at each other and had a longstanding dispute over undisclosed matters.
"As I said when Busta was arrested, criminal charges in this instance was a bunch of bull, especially a felony," Rhymes' attorney, Scott Leemon, said in a statement.