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Witness at A$AP Rocky Trial Didn't See Rapper With Bottle

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A$AP Rocky attends Rihanna's 4th Annual Diamond Ball benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on Sept. 13, 2018 in New York City. 

A witness in the A$AP Rocky assault case on Friday (Aug. 2) revised her story from initial police reports, testifying in a Swedish court that she didn’t actually see the American rapper hitting a man with a bottle. The young woman and her friend, testifying anonymously, were questioned via video link at Stockholm District Court.

The third day of a trial where the rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and two other suspects are accused by prosecutors of beating 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari, is focusing on witness testimonies, including the rapper’s bodyguard, identified as Timothy Leon Williams. Whether or not Jafari, who got into an argument with Mayers’ entourage in Stockholm on June 30, was hit with parts or a whole bottle has become one of the key issues at the trial.