Kodak Black found guilty of violating house arrest
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Dieuson Octave, otherwise known as Kodak Black, was found guilty Wednesday of violating terms of his house arrest.
Octave, 19, was accused of attacking a bartender at a Miami strip club, attending a boxing match and disrupting an anger management class.
Earlier in the day, the defense team for Octave called its final three witnesses to dispute a claim by a strip club bartender that did not attack her inside Club Climax.
The only known surveillance video from that fateful night in February was played time and time again in court Wednesday. The club's manager said not only was bartender Jennifer Cunningham drunk, but she was the aggressor.
"When she gave him a hug, she tried to grab his genitals and she pretty much told him, you know, 'I want to talk to you,' and he proceeded to tell her, 'You're not my type,' and she got mad and walked out," club manager Baljit Singh said.
A Miami-Dade police officer also testified that Cunningham appeared to hug the rap star on surveillance video after the alleged incident and the victim seemed more interested in her getting surveillance video for a civil case than pursuing criminal battery charges.
Finally, a security officer assigned to care for Kodak Black testified he never saw an assault and it was his drunken employee appeared to flirt with Octave until he said she wasn't his type.
Since violating his parole Octave has been in jail, but it has not slowed down his chart-climbing career.
A top-10 single and a track on the latest "Fast and the Furious" move soundtrack have made the 19-year-old rapper hotter than ever, even spurring his fans to go on social media and in merchandise sales to free Kodak Black.
Octave was found guilty on multiple counts of willfully and substantially violating his house arrest. He has not been sentenced.
A sentencing hearing is set for May 4.
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