Azealia Banks' Legal Issues Are Finally Behind Her
(AllHipHop News) A New York judge has dismissed an assault charge filed against rapper Azealia Banks after completing an anger management course.
The "212" star was arrested in December 2015 after allegedly attacking a female bouncer outside a Manhattan nightclub by spitting at her and reportedly biting one of her breasts.
Banks was booked for third-degree assault, but in March 2017, she reached a plea deal with prosecutors to have the charge reduced to disorderly conduct.
She was given a deferred no-jail sentence and was ordered to complete an anger management program, mental health treatment, and abide by a full order of protection.
Banks, 26, had previously risked jeopardizing the plea deal after failing to produce the proper paperwork proving that she had completed the anger classes during her last court hearing in March, but earlier this week, she officially pleaded guilty to the lesser count, as it was revealed she had kept up her end of the bargain.
As a result, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Angela Badamo dropped the misdemeanor assault charge.