Bow Wow’s Lawyer Claims Rapper Was Unlawfully Arrested for Battery
Two days after he was detained on Saturday morning (Feb. 2), Bow Wow's legal team asserts that he was wrongfully arrested. Speaking to WSB-TV 2, Bow Wow’s attorney Joe. S Habachy claims that his client was the victim in his altercation with Leslie Holden, who Habachy alleges was drunk during the scuffle. In his statement, Habachy labels Holden the "prime aggressor."
“Shad ‘Bow Wow’ Moss was wrongfully arrested earlier this morning for the first time after being beaten by an out of control intoxicated female, Ms. Leslie Holden, in his Atlanta condominium,” Habachy wrote. “The only two independent witnesses both corroborated his version of events indicating that Ms. Holden was simply out of control and was without a doubt the primary aggressor."
As we mentioned up top, the incident went down outside a Midtown Atlanta building. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that police arrived on the scene and found the Growing Up Hip-Hop: Atlanta star and Holden both with visible scarring indicative of an altercation. Moss claimed she assaulted him while Holden claimed the rapper put hands on her. After they were unable to determine who started the fight, police arrested both of them on the spot and took them to the Fulton County Jail. XXL confirms that both were charged with misdemeanor battery substantial physical harm.
“For no logical reason officers arrested both parties despite having clear-cut evidence that Bow Wow was the victim in the case," Habachy continues. "Ms. Holden beat him with a lamp, bit him on his side and spit on him while Bow Wow continually made efforts to avoid her. Bow Wow suffered multiple injuries, some of which are visible in his mugshot. Ms. Holden’s mugshot on the other hand speaks for itself, despite her allegation to police that she broke a fingernail.”
Read the full statement below.
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