Rapper Casanova is facing a battle in court after he was accused of assaulting a woman in a New York diner who tried to get footage of him on her camera phone.
On August 2018, Casanova and a group of friends visited the Good Stuff Diner. According to TMZ, Niya Rucker, the alleged victim, says two women were also with his crew - and that could be why he blew up.
The court docs state that Niya was shooting an Instagram Live video of her meal but Casanova "mistakenly believed" she was recording him and the two women. She then claims the rapper told one of his friends to "take whatever action" was necessary to get Niya's phone "including physical force."
Niya claims that she was placed in a "strangulation grip" before he grabbed her phone and deleted the video she'd already posted. Niya also posted a video of the aftermath, showing her mouth and chin bleeding heavily. She is claiming that after the attack, she suffered a loss of consciousness, fractured jaw, a split lip, and several other cuts.
Casanova denies the allegations:
"Casanova adamantly denies the allegation that he assaulted anyone," his attorney Scott E. Leemon said at the time. "We are in the process of conducting our own investigation into these false allegations."
Casanova turned himself in October and was subsequently indicted for robbery and coercion charges. He is yet to face the charges in court.