Big Sean Denies Assaulting Woman at Concert
The Detroit rapper was arrested Thursday in upstate New York.
Detroit rapper Big Sean is denying any wrongdoing at an upstate New York concert Thursday that resulted in his arrest. He and another man, Willie Hansbro, were charged with misdemeanor counts of forcible touching, unlawful imprisonment, and sex abuse.
A woman filed a complaint against the two Thursday night at the Artpark State Part, where Big Sean was performing with Wiz Khalifa, notes the Associated Press. Authorities did not reveal specifics of the incident.
The men were issued appearance tickets and posted $500 bail.
Big Sean's lawyer Scott E. Leemon said in a statement Friday, "Last night, recording artists Sean 'Big Sea' Anderson and Willie 'Sayitainttone' Hansbro were arrested and then immediately released by the NY State Police in connection with an allegation made by a female who was at their concert in Lewiston, New York.
"Both men were charged with misdemeanors and they both vehemently deny the allegations. I am confident, that after further investigation, both men will be vindicated."
Big Sean is making appearances in support of his debut album, Finally Famous. He plays Pontiac, Mich. Friday night and London on Aug. 15.
He's due back in New York for a court date on Sept. 6.