Webbie Arrested For Kicking Woman Down Stairs, Victim Speaks Out [Details]
Rucuss staffSeptember 17, 2012
Rapper Webbie was arrested for battery and robbery after allegedly kicking a woman down a flight of stairs and stealing $340 from her purse on Sept. 13.
Webbie, whose real name is Webster “Webbie” Gradney, Jr, denies the allegations. And now a lawyer for the victim released a statement saying initial reports were greatly exaggerated. It wasn’t a random encounter and she was his live-in girlfriend.
In a statement obtained by All Hip Hop, the victim’s attorney explains what happened.
“Contrary to recent media reports and what can only be described as an exaggeration of actual events, ‘Webbie’ (Webster Gradney, Jr.) did not ‘brutally’ attack my client and, fortunately, my client did not suffer injury requiring medical attention. The ‘robbery’ was unfortunately a non-malicious attempt, by the accused, to deny the woman resources he had given her to leave the city, via air transportation, following their domestic argument. The accused did not ‘meet’ my client at a party but rather they had been residing together, off and on, for more than 18 months. Though a rocky relationship, my client and Mr. Gradney spent the evening together after being separated briefly. The early morning assault is domestic related and should be treated as such. While neither my client nor I condone acts of violence, especially domestic, we will not conspire with the media or officials to paint an inaccurate picture of Mr. Gradney or the events.”
“We will not conspire with anyone to deliberately destroy Mr. Gradney’s reputation, life and/or career,” the woman’s lawyer said. “Neither my client nor this case should be used as a tool to send another ‘black rapper’ to prison for any other case or charge that is unrelated to these events. Both parties want nothing more than to move beyond this matter. It’s an unfortunate situation and my client will, however, cooperate with officials as required by law.”
A rep for Webbie said, “Webbie would also like to go on record saying he does apologize to his family first and fans for this unfortunate misunderstanding; Thank you for all the support.”
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