The L.A. District Attorney rejected Banks' battery report.

By Hayden Wright

(RADIO.COM) – After an October 16th altercation with rapper Azealia Banks, Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe will not face charges.

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The rapper said she filed a battery report on October 21 claiming he choked her, spit on her and used racist language during a party at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Local authorities rejected the report based on witness testimony that Banks seemed both intoxicated and physically aggressive.

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“Regardless, you need to have the respect and decency to have someone properly escorted out,” she wrote on Facebook at the time. “Grabbing them by the neck, calling them n—- and tossing them out is not the look. NOR Is spitting an acceptable form of self-defense. I will be moving forward with Pressing charges.”

Billboard reports that a worksheet released by the L.A. County District Attorney’s office proved insufficient evidence that the assault occurred as Banks described it. Other witnesses from the party said Banks threatened Crowe with a drinking glass. Because of that context, the DA found that Crowe’s decision to forcefully eject Banks from the room was done “to prevent imminent violence.”

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