Webbie has found support in the most unlikely of places. The Louisiana rapper was arrested for battery after he pushed a woman down a flight of stairs and then took $340 out of her purse. Maintaining his innocence since the beginning, the 27-year-old was taken into custody, then released on bond, and now the victim’s lawyer is looking to set the record straight:
“Contrary to recent media reports and what can only be described as an exaggeration of actual events, ‘Webbie’ (Webster Gradney, Jr.) did not ‘brutally’ attack my client and, fortunately, my client did not suffer injury requiring medical attention. The ‘robbery’ was unfortunately a non-malicious attempt, by the accused, to deny the woman resources he had given her to leave the city, via air transportation, following their domestic argument. The accused did not ‘meet’ my client at a party but rather they had been residing together, off and on, for more than 18 months. Though a rocky relationship, my client and Mr. Gradney spent the evening together after being separated briefly. The early morning assault is domestic related and should be treated as such. While neither my client nor I condone acts of violence, especially domestic, we will not conspire with the media or officials to paint an inaccurate picture of Mr. Gradney or the events.”
The woman at the head of the incident, also denied that Webbie was the only person at fault. The two were dating, but things have been “rocky.” She also denies being pushed, but “stumbled” down the stairs. “I am not mad at Webbie,” she said. “Both of us are at fault for taking the argument too far.”
You can say that again.
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