Busta Rhymes' Assault Trial Delayed Until November
Rhymes will stand trial November 7, for allegedly assaulting a fan who spit on his Maybach in mid-town Manhattan after the annual Amsterjam festival on Randall's island.
"As I stated before, Busta has a real defense to these allegations and that was validated by the court granting separate trials in the assault matters," Rhymes' attorney Scott Leemon said. "Busta knows these things take time and [he] has faith in the judicial system."
Rhymes is accused of assaulting 19-year-old Roberto LeBron in the Chelsea area of New York in August of 2006, leaving the teen with abrasions, lacerations to his lips and a concussion.
Rhymes will also stand trial for allegedly assaulting a former driver who attempted to collect back pay, the day after last Christmas (December 26. 2006).
The rapper allegedly attacked Edward Hatchett, 39, and struck the man "with a closed fist about the head and neck."
Rhymes then allegedly knocked the man to the ground and kicked him in the ribs and torso.
In February, Rhymes was also charged with driving with a suspended license, after police stopped him for allegedly running a red light.
In March, Rhymes was arrested for drunk driving, after police stopped his $225,00 customized, bullet/bomb proof 2006 GMC Yukon XL, because of the illegal tint on the windows.
Rhymes admitted he had taken single shot of cognac an an hour before his arrest.
Rhymes, born Trevor Smith, rejected a plea deal of one year in jail.