Kodak Black is facing eight years in prison on allegations of battery and probation violations. Kodak was taken into custody Feb. 28 for violating the terms of his house arrest. The battery charges were announced earlier this month after a bartender from Miami’s Club Lexx accused him of assaulting her.
Jennifer Cunningham, 34, told police Kodak “approached her and started acting belligerent” around 3 a.m., Sun-Sentinel reports.
“After I pushed him away he started swinging his hands towards me, like he was tying to attack me,” Jennifer Cunningham said, according Local 10 News. “As he’s trying to attack me, I’m grabbing (his arms) to defend myself.”
Cunningham admitted she didn’t see a doctor for her injuries until two weeks after the alleged assault. Cunningham did, however, file a report the day of the incident.
No formal charges have been filed in the alleged incident.
“Basically, I was a victim and assaulted by a gentleman that had no right to put his hands on me,” Cunningham said, according to the Sun-Sentinel. “And I don’t tolerate that.”
Cunningham reportedly said the rapper got up on the bar while she was working, preventing her from accessing a cooler to serve drinks to customers. When she asked Kodak to get down from the bar, he made a handgun gesture with two fingers and pushed them against her temple. She pushed Kodak away, and then he started swinging at her, and kicked her near her right shoulder.
She told the court she emailed Kodak’s manager threatening to sue the rapper for monetary damages.
In Kodak’s second hearing on Friday, April 21, another Club Lexx bartender, Tanya Durham, took the stand to refute Cunningham’s claims, saying she never saw the rapper touch her co-worker.
“She said, ‘You probably didn’t see it, but he mushed my face,’” Durham said, recalling a conversation with Cunningham the next morning, according to the Sun-Sentinel. “I said ‘no, he didn’t.’ None of that happened.”
Durham denied being paid by Kodak’s team to fabricate a story.
Prosecutors are pushing for eight years if they can prove to judge that the assault occurred, according to the Sun-Sentinel. If they can’t prove it, they are asking for six years.
Kodak’s next hearing is scheduled to continue, and possibly conclude on Wednesday, according to Sun-Sentinel.
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