Days after pleading not guilty to assault charges, the alleged footage from the scuffle, featuring Jim Jones and crew on a Florida boardwalk, has emerged online.
While the person in the video, allegedly Jones, is not seen breaking up the fight, his entourage are certainly involved.
Posted on Youtube last March, the footage shows around three large men fighting with a smaller person wearing a black shirt while Jim Jones, wearing a white shirt, is standing in the back. Jones appeared to be walking away from the altercation, but returned to pull people away from the fight. With a crowd of people observing the incident including a security guard, Jones and his crew left the scene while being taunted by local residents. (YouTube)
The footage was reportedly caught on video via an iPhone.
Donny Smith, 25, said he shot the video on his iPhone. Smith said he had gone to see a Lil Wayne concert, but went to the parking lot because the beach area was too crowded. He said Jones and members of his party were walking through and stopped to take pictures with some girls. Smith said the victim, Damian Johns, asked for a picture with Jones, who declined, and this upset Johns. Smith said he began to walk away because he believed the fight had ended, but the youth retaliated and began throwing punches, and that is when he began to record the fight. (News Herald)
Jones pleaded not guilty late last week to assault charges.
Byrd Gang‘s Jim Jones was not in attendance but his lawyer Hoot Crawford pleaded on his behalf. He allegedly punched Damion Johns, 17, of Panama City, on the lip during a March 13 mtvU-hosted Spring Break concert at Boardwalk Beach Resort. Johns told police Jones asked him to move, and then hit him because he did not move out of the way fast enough. Johns said he punched Jones back, and that brought the wrath of Jones’ bodyguards, who he said threw him to the ground. One bodyguard held Johns up while the other punched him in the jaw, he told police. (SOHH)
The rapper was billed to headline the event alongside Lil Wayne and Flo Rida.
From Monday, March 23 to Sunday April 5, there will be seven specials airing. Spring Break FNMTV Special: Hosted by Tyson Ritter, this hour-long Spring Break survival guide is packed with music performances and interviews you won’t see anywhere else, along with some party-aid advice from the stars. Sucker Free (at PCB): Dirty and hip-hop artists host. Hip-hop videos and live performances (Flo Rida, Asher Roth, Jim Jones, Lil Wayne and more.). Other programs include “Wasted Memories,” “USA Rock Paper Scissors College Championship,” “MtvU,” “Rock the Dance” and “Artists Hitlist.” (Hip Hop Press)
Check out the alleged footage below: