Jah Cure freed of fighting charge in The Bahamas
Grammy-nominated artiste Jah Cure was among two Jamaicans arrested and charged in The Bahamas yesterday.
The arrest follows an altercation that took place at the Atlantis Paradise Island Hotel on the weekend. Jah Cure and his manager appeared in Magistrate Court No. 1 to answer to charges of fighting. When the entertainer and his manager appeared in court, he pleaded not guilty to the charges and was freed after the prosecution decided to withdraw the case against him. His manager, however, pleaded guilty to the charge and was fined B$150 or one month in prison. The fine was paid. Overall, three persons were arrested and charged yesterday for the incident at the popular hotel. THE STAR understands that the other individual is a Bahamian. However, he did not appear in court yesterday. He is scheduled to appear on November 23. According to the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Stephen Dean, fighting is an offence in the tourist hotspot.
"We take things like this very seriously. Once you are involved in a physical altercation in a public place, it's an offence," he said. A video that has now gone viral appears to show the entertainer involved in a violent scuffle which left one man unconscious after the ordeal.
Quell a dispute
Jah Cure was on Monday forced to take to his social media pages to explain the circumstances surrounding the fight. Several persons claimed the fracas ensued over speculation that he was sleeping with the partner of the other man involved in the fight. Jah Cure denied the alleged rendezvous with the woman and went on to explain that he was not the one fighting, but was only trying to quell a dispute between two other persons.
"You see the passa passa which circulate pon the Internet, that's dirt ... None of it is true," he said. "I didn't get beat up. I wasn't in a fight." He then went on to blast the hotel's security for not doing their jobs and forcing him to step in to try and 'part the fight'.