Busta Rhymes was formally charged with assault
in a Massachusetts court yesterday.
Celine Giguere, 21, claims that Rhymes slammed
her head into a table after she touched him on the chin during a Dec. 2002 performance
at a local club.
The complaint alleges that Rhymes then grabber
her by her hair and said, "If you try touching me again, I’ll kill you."
He then allegedly grabber her by her hair and
slammed her head into a table. Rhymes lawyer disputed the facts and denied the
charges, claiming it’s an attempt to get into Busta’s pockets.
"It’s an absurd complaint. As far as
we’re concerned — it’s a money grab. The sister (of Giguere) was
heard to say ‘Now we can make a million dollars,’ " Kalina told
the Herald News.
"He’s innocent, totally innocent. Busta’s
innocent and he’s defending himself every which way."
Interestingly, Giguere, who brought the complaint
against Rhymes, was also charged with assault and battery and will be arraigned
on the same date as the rapper.
"Police found there was no injury. Busta
was signing autographs for 20 minutes outside. The police were there and there
was no complaint. The police know this is not true," Kalina said. "It’s
her own admission that she assaulted and battered Busta, so they’re filing
a complaint about that."