Not only are the stakes high for A$AP Rocky in his Swedish assault case … the country itself also has a lot riding on winning on their end, because they could be forced to pay a huge sum of money if he’s ultimately cleared.
According to TMZ, Swedish law states if someone is charged with a crime and is found not guilty, the country could be on the hook for all the money the victorious defendant lost as a result of incarceration and trial.
In A$AP’s case … that’s a fortune. He’s already been in jail for going on 3 weeks and it’s all but certain he’ll be formally charged Thursday with aggravated assault. The chances of getting sprung from jail once he’s charged are slim to none, because Sweden considers him a flight risk.
By the time he goes to trial, months may have passed, and that means a bunch of scheduled concert dates will have to be canceled.
He’s already had to cancel 12 shows and and another 7 running through the month of September are in serious jeopardy.
It’s unclear exactly how much Rocky gets paid for each gig — but between 2014 and 2017, reported booking fees from each concert range from $80k to $120k.
The longer he’s locked, it’s possible that he’s lost out on over $2 Million.