Report: Dave East and sexual partner cited for battery against each other

A woman told police the rapper got violent during a sexual encounter in Las Vegas, but East claims he was the one who got attacked.

September 18, 2019
Report: Dave East and sexual partner cited for battery against each other Dave East   Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW

Dave East and a woman have both been cited for a battery that allegedly took place during a three-person sexual encounter, TMZ reports.

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The New York rapper asked two women back to his Las Vegas hotel room following a performance, according to a police report obtained by TMZ, where they engaged in sex. East claims the woman attacked him with champagne bottles when she got jealous during the act, while the woman claims East punched her after an argument. East reportedly showed police wounds to his arm and leg.

Two witnesses to the events provide conflicting statements. Another woman claims East initiated the fight, while a friend of the rapper's says he saw the accuser throwing bottles. Police reportedly cited both East and his accuser for misdemeanor battery but made no arrests.

In a statement to The FADER, East's attorney Stacey Richman claimed the rapper was defending himself:

"The woman threw a soap dispenser and bottles of champagne at Dave. One of the bottles shattered on the wall, sending glass flying and cutting Dave. Another bottle hit Dave with force in the head. The woman sought to continue her assault. Dave did not respond with violence. Instead Dave was concerned for everyone’s safety. Dave justifiably took the woman by the arm and put her out of the room. Dave did not assault anyone. He was ordered by his doctor to get CAT scan after the incident. We are waiting on the results. It was later learned that the woman had secreted Dave’s phones in her handbag.”

Report: Dave East and sexual partner cited for battery against each other