Dizzee Rascal Launches Camera Across The Street After Guilty Verdict
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Footage shared online shows rapper Dizzee Rascal throwing a camera across a road after being found guilty in his assault case.
The video was taken as the rapper, whose real name is Dylan Mills, left Wimbledon Magistrates' Court after receiving the guilty verdict today (7 March).
He was arrested last year and accused of pushing his ex-fiancée, Cassandra Jones, to the ground during what is described as a 'chaotic' row at a home in Streatham, south London, on June 8.
See what happened after he received the verdict below:
Furious Dizzee Rascal throws camera across street after guilty verdict in assault case - more here https://t.co/l4Afs8CZqX pic.twitter.com/cv70D58OmH— ITV London (@itvlondon) March 7, 2022
The camera grabbed by Mills belonged to PA news agency photographer James Manning, who said he was 'just standing still on the corner' to take Mills' picture when he came out of the court.
Manning explained to ITV News: "He then pushed my camera into my face, which then caused it to fall to the floor, at which point he then picked it up and then threw it across the road. It smashed into a lot of pieces.
"He was angry, he came straight out of the door, didn’t say anything, didn’t say anything until the point at which he pushed my camera."
The photographer recalled Mills saying something along the lines of 'get away' or 'get out of my face' as the incident took place, after which he 'just walked off'.
Manning said he didn't 'chase after him or anything like that'.
Mills, who is known for his hit songs Bonkers and Dance Wiv Me, was found to have 'put his forehead against [Jones] and pushed her around the room' and then 'pushed her to the ground' after having 'barged' into her property last year.
Jones is said to have started filming Mills, but he took her phone from her and then took the phone from her mother, Dawn Kirk, who was also at the property at the time.
The rapper's shouting is said to have been so loud that two neighbours became aware the altercation, and the police were called to the scene.
Mills is said to have told police: "I'm the aggressor" when officers arrived at the property, but he later gave a prepared statement in a police interview in which he denied the allegations and claimed Jones had actually assaulted him. He later formally entered a not guilty plea denying the allegations.
Following the guilty verdict, Mills is set to be sentenced for assault on April 8 at Croydon Magistrates’ Court.