(CNN)An investigation into the Swedish man allegedly involved in a brawl with US rapper A$AP Rocky has been dropped, the man's lawyer, Magnus Stromberg, told CNN on Monday.
Sweden drops investigation into alleged victim in A$AP Rocky brawl
Stromberg said he had received written confirmation of this from the prosecutor, and while his client is relieved this was not unexpected. "He has been the subject of an assault, but he has not committed a crime," Stromberg added.
The Swedish prosecution service also confirmed to CNN that the investigation into the man has been discontinued and he is no longer suspected of any crime.
A$AP Rocky was detained on July 3 and is preparing to start his third week behind bars accused of assault after his alleged involvement in the incident in Stockholm on June 30. The rapper's lawyer, Slobodan Jovicic, says he was defending himself after being assaulted and that his client is innocent.
While Justin Bieber and US President Donald Trump are among the global figures to have called for the release of the 30-year-old rapper, authorities in Sweden say they will not be swayed by international pressure.
"The Swedish judicial system is completely independent and does not take into consideration outside pressure from politicians or others," a spokesman for the Swedish prosecution authority told CNN on Sunday.