Rick Ross is asking the judge in his aggravated assault case to throw the charges out on self-defense claims.
In June 2015 Rick Ross was arrested on aggravated assault, aggravated battery and kidnapping charges after he allegedly pistol whipped a groundskeeper at his Atlanta mansion for throwing a party at the property without his permission.
He spent some time in jail over the incident but put up the house to make bail. He has since been on house arrest but is allowed to travel to do shows and make appearances.
Fast forward to now, Ross is asking for immunity in the case claiming self-defense.
WSB-TV in Atlanta reports:
Ross’s personal manager, Nadrian James, says he didn’t see the rapper attack anyone.
He says he got into a fight with one of the workers after discovering they had had several people over to his boss’s guesthouse.
James said that really upset Ross.
“He asked Jonathan why he had all these people in his house,” James said.
James testified the rapper wasn’t happy that his handymen had several strange people over to his guesthouse without his permission.
James said worker Jonathan Zamudio apologized.
“Boss, I’m sorry. My bad,” James said.
James testified earlier he had confronted another worker and asked him why there was a strange car at the guesthouse.
He says he went to get Ross from the main house and they returned to the guesthouse.
James testified Ross went into the house and he stayed outside.
He said Zamudio startled him and they got into a fight.
“It was a fight. Fists going, fists swinging. We both are,” James said.
Prosecutors charged James and the rapper with aggravated assault, aggravated battery and kidnapping after workers Leo Caceres and Zamudio said the pair pistol-whipped and beat them
James and Ross are now asking the court for immunity from prosecution because they say they were defending themselves that day– standing their ground and they never kidnapped the workers.
The judge will rule once he hears all the evidence.
Continue reading to see video of the court proceedings.