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Judge Ordered Azealia Banks To Mental Health Treatment, Anger Management

Banks pled guilty to third-degree assault in exchange for a deferred no-jail sentence.

Azealia Banks has taken a plea deal in the infamous boob-biting case. In case you missed it, Banks was looking at possible jail time stemming from a 2015 incident that involved Banks assaulting a female security guard at a night club and biting her on the breast.

According to Page Six, Banks pled guilty to third-degree assault in exchange for a deferred no-jail sentence on Wednesday. Judge Ann Scherzer ordered the rapper to attend 26 weeks of anger management classes, continue mental health treatment, abide by a full order of protection, and generally avoid any further trouble with the law.

Banks is also required to provide periodic updates to the judge, who warned her that if she violates any of these terms, she'll be facing up to a year in jail. On the other hand, if Banks successfully meets these conditions, the assault conviction will be reduced to disorderly conduct.

Jury selection was scheduled to begin on Wednesday and prosecutors were prepared to bring to light during the trial Banks' many past transgressions, including a 2009 incident where she slashed her sister in the neck with a boxcutter, and Banks' alleged hotel fight with Russell Crowe last year.

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