A$AP Bari has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman in a London hotel back in July 2017. According to Sky News, the A$AP Mob member pleaded to one count of sexual assault.
In video footage of the incident, the VLONE fashion designer can be seen attacking his victim at The Curtain Hotel in Shoreditch. He pulls the covers off her naked body. Details about Bari’s encounter with the woman& how he propositioned her outside the Wireless Festival as she waited for a taxi.
After telling him no the woman ended up at The Curtain Hotel with a member of Bari’s entourage, named AJ. During the night, she was awoken by Bari who demanded she perform oral sex.
“You fucked my assistant, now you’re going to suck my dick,” he said in the since-deleted clip. “No, no, stop it … Bari, honestly stop,”she responded. The 15-second clip ended with Bari smacking the woman’s butt and yelling, “Shut the fuck up bitch.”
Police were called to the scene, but no charges were filed at the time. After the video started making the rounds on social media, the woman reported it. Bari issued a statement to Billboard, denying the allegations.
“A misleading video clip featuring adult content and activity has been released to the public without my knowledge or consent,” Bari said.“Comments about myself or anyone being detained or arrested are false. We have resolved this issue amicably among all parties as adults. We were friends before this and will remain friends afterwards.
“Being raised by strong women who taught me to respect everyone, I’m disappointed in the situation as well as myself and will reflect on the situation appropriately.”
Bari was arrested last May and bailed out in June. His accuser then sued Bari for $1 million. In August, he attempted to countersue the woman for defamation and civil extortion.
Barrister Gideon Cammerman QC, who represented Bari, told the court, “The publicity that this case has attracted has already caused very significant financial loss to him, the loss of very significant contracts and other matters. In the current climate, publicity of this sort is quite rightly toxic.”
Nike cut all dealings with Bari. The company had done a VLONE collab for a Nike Air Force 1 and were in talks to do another.
Several of his friends also cut off Bari.
A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg and A$AP Mob affiliate Playboi Carti all publicly distanced themselves from Bari.
Bari was originally charged with two counts of sexual assault and was expected to contend both. Instead, he showed up to court wearing a ski mask and entered a guilty plea to one of the charges. He must pay a roughly $5,054 fine and $3,154 in compensation to his victim.