FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Dieuson Octave, better known as rapper Kodak Black, turned down an a plea deal Wednesday from the state of eight years in prison for an alleged battery and probation violations.
As family and representatives from Atlantic Records looked on in the courtroom as Octave's probation officer, Sandy Freidman, detailed how the rapper violated his house arrest terms.
"He did not complete anger management, he was thrown out," Freidman said.
He also went to Ohio without permission.
While on house arrest Octave allegedly went to a strip joint called Club Lexx where a bartender named Jennifer Cunningham said he assaulted her.
"After I pushed him away he started swinging his hands towards me, like he was tying to attack me," Jennifer Cunningham said. "As he's trying to attack me, I'm grabbing (his arms) to defend myself."
She then said Octave kicked her.
Under cross examination ,Cunningham admitted she didn't see a doctor for her injuries until two weeks after the incident. By that time she’d retained an attorney.
She also said she emailed Octave's manager threatening to sue the rapper for monetary damages.
Meanwhile, the rapper’s career has continued to soar since he’s been in jail.
Having a top 10 hit and seeing a groundswell of support from fans buying merchandise saying "Free Kodak Black."
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