Big Sean Takes Plea in NY Concert Assault Case

By: AP
By: AP

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Rapper Big Sean has pleaded guilty to a
misdemeanor charge of unlawful imprisonment stemming from a
backstage incident at an upstate New York concert over the summer.

The Niagara Gazette ( ) reports that the Detroit rapper, whose real name is Sean Anderson, entered the plea Wednesday as part of an agreement with Niagara County prosecutors.

A co-defendant, Willie Hansbro, also pleaded guilty.

The two were charged in August with forcible touching, unlawful
imprisonment and sex abuse after a 17-year-old told police she was
sexually assaulted during a concert. Authorities didn't release details.

Prosecutors say the victim agreed to the plea deals.

Anderson didn't comment after entering his plea and paying a $750 fine. His lawyer, Scott Leemon, says the rapper denies there was any sexual misconduct.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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