Female Photographer Who Says She Was Assaulted by Member of Rap Group Odd Future Lawyers Up
A photographer who says she was assaulted by a member of the Los Angeles rap group Odd Future while they were performing in New Orleans has lawyered up.
The photographer Amy Harris said one of the group's members Vyron "Left Brain" Turner said "I hate you bitch" and slapped her while she was shooting a concert on Sunday. She said the assault knocked the camera out of her hands, and left a red mark on her face.
Harris told Venues Today the assault happened after one of the group's members Tyler the Creator said he hated photographers because they took up valuable space that fans paid good money to see. After that, some of the rappers on stage went over to where the photographers were and began pouring water on their equipment. Some of them left, but Harris stayed and she posted up photos taken before she said the assault happened.
At first, Harris said that she wasn't planning on pressing charges. Then a rep from the group denied the assault and said in a statement that the incident had been "wildly blown out of proportion by the photographers."
Harris didn't like being called a liar (and this is coming from a group that won't be winning any awards from NOW anytime soon). So she has lawyered up with a local attorney Amy Borlund with Doll Amir & Eley in Los Angeles, according to Fishbowl LA. She said in a statement that she wants a resolution with the group: "At a minimum, I am seeking a public apology from Vyron Turner. Ultimately, I want a resolution in which Turner is held accountable for his actions."