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On April 28, four months after being granted commutation by former President Donald Trump, Kodak Black appeared in court to face charges of rape and sexual assault stemming from a 2016 incident in South Carolina. During his court hearing, the rapper entered a plea deal, pleading guilty to a lesser charge of first degree assault and battery in a sexual assault case involving a young woman in a hotel room.
“I apologize to Miss [victim’s name] and am hopeful we can all move forward,” Kodak, whose full name is Bill Kapri, said in court. “I wish her the best in her life.”
In a statement to Complex, Kodak’s legal team said, “Today Bill Kapri took a plea to the legal charge of assault, a non sex offense, and received 18 months probation. This was a change of charge from the original charge. Having consistently denied these 5 year old allegations, he entered this plea in order to resolve the matter.”
Wednesday’s hearing marks the end of a drawn out case, which Kodak was originally indicted for in 2017. Due to Kodak’s long history of legal troubles and the length of this particular case, a lot of information has been left out of the conversation and the whole thing has been especially hard to follow. Here is a breakdown of what’s happening in Kodak Black’s ongoing criminal case.