Charges Filed Against Left Brain
The member of the rap group, at the beginning of the act’s set, jumped off the stage into the photographer’s pit and began pushing photogs and showing aggression, according to several witnesses. Harris claims she was slapped by Turner and has asked for an apology. The group’s publicist issued a statement that acknowledged the group’s distaste for photographers but denied the assault.
“After telling the photographers to clear out multiple times (as they’ve done before) Vyron (Leftbrain) took a swipe at a few cameras, NOT people. To manipulate the situation to insinuate an attack on a woman specifically is careless and manipulative.”
Turner also denied the assault on his a tumblr page.
Harris posted the following statement on her website:
“I was very disheartened to learn yesterday that Odd Future is denying that one of its members, Vyron Turner (‘Left Brain’), engaged in the violent conduct that so many people witnessed and even photographed or videotaped. After he so publicly attacked me, I truly believed that an apology would be immediately forthcoming, which is why I declined to press charges at that time.
“The unexpected turn of events, including an attack by Odd Future on my credibility and motives for discussing the incident, have caused me to reevaluate my initial decision. I’ve contacted an attorney … and am pursuing my options.
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.”
Simple battery in Louisiana is a misdemeanor and carries up to a $1,000 fine and six months jail time.
Harris reportedly appeared at the New Orleans Police Department office to file charges.