Dave East turned himself into authorities Tuesday (October 2) for an alleged assault on a man who was leaving a party cruise. According to TMZ, the Harlem rapper was charged with misdemeanor assault and later released.
The Mass Appeal/ Def Jam artist was accused of punching 28-year-old Joel Rosario near Pier 40 in July near the Hudson River Park Marina. Rosario says he didn’t have an altercation with East or provoke him in any way, and he’s baffled by the alleged incident.
TMZ caught up with Dave East‘s Attorney, Stacey Richman, who said, “We appeared as requested at the police precinct and we look forward to reviewing the criminal court complaint and investigating. My client is an absolute gentleman.”
The night of the alleged assault Rosario was treated in a local Hospital for a laceration above his eye.