The celebrity news website broke the story of the alleged violent incident inside a Vegas hotel involving East. Originally, the outlet claimed the Harlem rapper attacked an unnamed woman over a threesome gone wrong.
East took the opportunity to fire back at TMZ. The Wu-Tang: An American Saga actor posted about the updated legal situation on his Instagram page.
I TOLD YALL I WAS INNOCENT ♂️ HOW IMA FUCC UP A 3SOME SHITTIN ME LOST A WHOLE MOVIE ROLE OVER THIS FAKE NEWS ITS ALL GOOD CANT STOP WHAT ALLAH GOT PLANNED. OH YEAH @tmz_tv SUCC MY DICC..GOD BLESS & SHOUTS TO MY LAWYER U DA ILLEST SURVIVAL NOVEMBER TH ♂️
Back in September, Dave East’s attorney, Stacey Richman, gave a statement to AllHipHop. His legal team insisted the emcee born David Brewster Jr. was the actual victim.
“The woman threw a soap dispenser and bottles of champagne at Dave. One of the bottles shattered on the wall, sending glass flying and cutting Dave. Another bottle hit Dave with force in the head. The woman sought to continue her assault,” stated Richman.
The attorney continued, “Dave did not respond with violence. Instead, Dave was concerned for everyone’s safety. Dave justifiably took the woman by the arm and put her out of the room. Dave did not assault anyone. He was ordered by his doctor to get [a] CAT scan after the incident. We are waiting on the results. It was later learned that the woman had [secured] Dave’s phones in her handbag.”