Rick Ross, the famous rapper who is accused of assaulting two workers last month, was granted bond on Wednesday after making an unusual deal with a Fayette County judge.
Ross, whose real name is William Roberts, agreed to forfeit ownership of his $5 million Fayetteville property if he violates the conditions of his bond by intimidating a witness or obstructing justice, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Ross, 39, was arrested on June 24 after allegedly assaulting two service workers who reportedly threw a birthday party at the rapper’s 235-acre Fayetteville estate without his consent, according to Channel 2.
The incident allegedly occurred on June 4 at Ross’ suburban Atlanta home, formerly owned by boxer Evander Holyfield. He and his 42-year-old bodyguard, Nadrian James, are accused of taking two workers into the guest house on his property and attacking them, one of which Ross allegedly beat in the head and face with a Glock handgun. The man suffered extensive injuries, including two chipped teeth and a neck injury.
“The victim lost use of his jaw and is restricted to soft foods and liquid diet only as a result of not being able to chew food,” arrest warrants state.
Both Ross and James were charged with kidnapping and aggravated battery. Ross was additionally charged with aggravated assault and both men were booked into the county jail, where James will remain until Aug. 13 pending a hearing.
Ross bought the palatial estate formerly owned by Holyfield for $5.8 million in January 2014. The house — considered to be the largest single-family home in Georgia — has 109 rooms, a movie theater, an Olympic-size swimming pool and a separate 4,000-square-foot guest home.
The alleged assault was Ross’ second run-in with Fayette law enforcement since June 10, when he was arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana charge for five joints that police allegedly found in his car.
The founder of Maybach Music Group, Ross is perhaps best known for his 2006 single “Hustlin’.”
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