As prosecutors in Manhattan prepare their case against Azealia Banks for allegedly biting a bouncer’s breast two years ago, shocking revelations about the Harlem native have emerged.
In April 2009, Banks was arrested for using a box cutter to slash her sister’s neck, arm, and hand, prosecutors said Friday. The 25-year-old, who was 17 at the time of the incident, was given special treatment as result of her young age, despite her guilty plea in connection with attempted assault, reports the New York Daily News.
In addition to the box cutter attack, Assistant DA Shea Donato also wants to tell the jury about Banks’ more recent altercations, including the scuffle she got into with an L.A. bouncer in Oct. 2015, and last year’s fight involving actor Russell Crowe. Banks filed a battery report against Crowe, stating that he had choked and spit on her in addition to calling her racial slurs. Crowe was later cleared of any wrongdoings.
Judge Ann Scherzer will decide whether or not Donato can use Banks’ disorderly history as part of her prosecution efforts. According to Banks attorney, she will testify in her own defense. The jury selection process commences Wednesday (Mar 15).