Azealia Banks Agrees To Anger Management In Assault Class
New York Daily News reports that Azealia Banks accepted a plea deal yesterday, agreeing to go to anger management instead of facing jail time for assault. It was a last minute deal, as jury selection was set to begin for the case. She took a deal, agreeing to charges of third-degree assault. She must attend a long-term anger management program and give updates to the judge. She must also avoid any legal problems for a year. If she can do that, her charge will be reduced to disorderly conduct. If not, she faces a year in jail. Her first update is due in June.
She was arrested in December 2015 for biting the chest of Christine Soares, a member of security for the Up&Down club on W. 14th St. She reportedly lost her temper after being thrown out of the establishment. Prosecutors said last week that she has a history of violence and once cut her sister with a box cutter.