"I think it's pretty interesting storytelling and I think that, I mean, my opinion of that will shine through on Thursday. And I think that it would be wrong for me to present that today. I can say that he's a person heard in court, I have to have a respect for that. But on the other hand he's a person that claims that my client has committed a crime against him and that is something that he's going to have to answer for me some questions that I have, regarding what he says."
"I have my opinions of this society and of the judicial system and I'm 100% certain of the court is going to rule and the outcome is going to depend on the evidence and of course the argumentation of the parties in which I put trust in my abilities to also point out what I think is important. So I think this will be very clean cut and I think that everyone that is down in that room downstairs (meaning courtroom) is very clear on what the task is and what's on the table."
"I'm thankful that we have that footage (posted by A$AP Rocky on his Instagram page), because if we imagine the situation without the footage and just have the TMZ footage, and then try to explain to the court – 'we were provoked, this man followed us, we really pleaded that we wouldn't want him to interfere with us and that we don't want a fight'. I think that would be much harder than the footage we have. So of course for that I'm thankful that there is other footage, but whether he should have published it or not, I can't have an opinion about that."
American rapper A$AP Rocky and two other men believed to be members of his entourage went on trial Tuesday in Sweden in a high-profile legal case that has caught the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump and celebrities.
Swedish prosecutors allege that the Grammy-nominated rapper and the two other suspects "deliberately, together and in agreement" attacked 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari in a fight in central Stockholm on June 30.
Prosecutors alleged in more than 500 pages of court documents that the three suspects beat and kicked Jafari while he was on the ground and that he was hit by parts of or a whole bottle.
The trial of the recording artist, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, started in Stockholm District Court, which also has set aside Thursday and Friday for the case.
Prosecutors showed CCTV footage and other video, including footage in which Mayers was seen throwing a young man to the ground.
Rocky's lawyer dismissed the testimony of the man accusing the US rapper of assault in Sweden as "storytelling".
Defence lawyer Slobodan Jovicic spoke to the media at the end of first day.
Jovicic said his opinion of the testimony would "shine through" on Thursday, when he expected to have the chance to cross-examine the witness.
The defense lawyer said that by the end of the trial his team wanted to show the bottle had not been used in the way alleged by the prosecution.
Mayers had previously published videos on his Instagram account that showed him repeatedly pleading with Jafari and his friend to stop following him and his entourage.
Jovicic said he was glad that footage existed for the defence's case, but declined to say whether it was a good thing those videos had been put into the public domain.
The case has drawn the attention of US President Donald Trump as well as American celebrities such as Kim Kardashian West and Mayers' fellow recording artists, including Sean "Diddy" Combs and Justin Bieber.
Jovicic said he was "100% certain" the added media attention on the trial would not affect the outcome.