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No charges for Russell after Azealia scuffle


Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe will not face any charges over claims he assaulted rapper Azealia Banks in a Los Angeles hotel room.

Banks (25) reported the actor to police after she claimed he grabbed her by the neck, used a racial slur and spat on her hand when he threw her out of a party in his room on October 16.

The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office said it will not prosecute the Oscar winner as witnesses described "Banks, not Crowe, as the assaultive party".

The Gladiator star prevented "imminent violence" by Banks after witnesses said she threatened to cut Crowe's or another guest's throat.