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Lil Uzi Vert sentenced to three years probation in assault case after pleading no contest

Lil Uzi Vert (Symere Woods) has been sentenced to three years probation in an assault case after the rapper pleaded no contest.

His ex-girlfriend alleged that the rapper had hit her and threatened her with a firearm. Woods attempted to strike a plea deal with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, and they concluded he should plea no contest to “one count each of felony assault with a firearm and misdemeanour injury to a girlfriend”. While he accepts his conviction, Woods still denies any admission of guilt.

Woods must commit to one year of treatment for mental health and substance abuse and 52 weeks of domestic violence counselling during his three-year probationary period. Meanwhile, he’s been ordered to pay his accuser restitution and also been handed a ten-year criminal protective order.

Reportedly prosecutors had initially charged Woods with assault with a firearm, criminal threats, domestic violence, and a misdemeanour charge for carrying the loaded firearm. However, his plea deal stops him from serving severe jail time.

He seemingly acknowledged the case in a now-deleted tweet, which read, “Never trust a b**ch when you down I be back soon !!!!! Free Uzi.”