Dizzee Rascal has been found guilty of assaulting his former partner, The Guardian, BBC News, and The Associated Press report. The rapper will be earning on April 8, according to the reports. Following the guilty verdict, Dizzee Rascal reportedly took a press photographer’s camera and smashed it. Pitchfork has reached out to Dizzee Rascal’s representatives for comment and additional information.
Dizzee Rascal, a pioneering grime artist and Member of the Order of the British Empire, was charged with assault in the summer of 2021. At the time, London’s Metropolitan Police said the charge resulted from “an incident at a residential address” that left a woman with “minor injuries.” The rapper had denied the claims of assault.
In court, prosecutors reportedly detailed the events of the assault. Dizzee Rascal was apparently frustrated with custody arrangements with Cassandra Jones, the mother of his two children. Rascal, who was with his son, is said to have “barged” his way into Jones’ home on June 8 and began to scream at his former partner. Prosecutors reportedly said that Rascal “put his forehead against [Jones’] and pushed her around the room” and then “pushed her to the ground.”
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