News: Odd Future Accused Of Beating Up Teen, Fan Suffers Seizures [Video]
Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 12:20PM
West Coast rap group Odd Future may need to hire a powerful attorney as reports claim they allegedly assaulted a 17 year-old teenage fan during a San Antonio, Texas show.
Details of what reportedly went down landed online early Sunday (December 16).
Several members of the rap group Odd Future unleashed an unholy beatdown on a fan who dared to jump on stage during a show -- a fight captured on video -- and now, the fan is gearing up to sue. 17-year-old Chassan Rasagi filed a police report with the San Antonio PD, claiming they beat the ever-lovin' hell out of him. Sources tell us ... OF rapper Hodgy Beats pushed Rasagi back into the crowd ...and he then became a human ping pong ball when the crowd pushed Rasagi back on stage. At that point, we're told the group attacked Rasagi en masse. (TMZ)
The male victim endured a slew of injuries and two seizures.
Rasagi suffered lacerations on his head, scratches, and burns to his body during the melee. We're told he also suffered two seizures. We're told Rasagi now plans to sue the group. It's worth noting some people in the crowd claim Rasagi threw the first punch. (TMZ)
Last year, one of Odd Future's group members caught heat over allegedly striking a female photographer.
Amy Harris claims she was slapped by rapper Left Brain, real name Vyron Turner, who knocked her camera out of her hands during the group's performance at the Voodoo Experience on Sunday (30Oct11). Reports suggest Turner took aim at the snappers in the photo pit after Odd Future frontman Tyler, the Creator, voiced his dislike for photographers, insisting the fans should be allowed to stand closer to the stage. Turner is said to have showered the photographers with water, before pushing them and kicking their equipment and allegedly assaulting Harris. Harris has decided against taking legal action against the band, although she admits she felt unfairly targeted. (Chicago Tribune)
The victim later came forward and released a statement on what went down.
"It is my understanding that a police report I filed in New Orleans on Friday has now become public knowledge and is being reported on various websites. At this time, I do not wish to discuss the filing of the police report other than to say that, upon further reflection of events of the past week, it is something I needed to do. The week's events have been extremely upsetting and culminated with an email from an unidentified person threatening to kill me and rape me and my family. While it is certainly possible that the email came from an overzealous fan of Odd Future, and not from the group itself, it has become clear to me that this is a matter for the police. I hope the media will respect my privacy. In that regard, I ask that any questions be directed my attorney, Amy Borlund at Doll Amir & Eley in Los Angeles." (Statement)
Check out footage of the San Antonio incident: