Prominent American businessman, Corey Todd will head back to court November 16th as he will stand trial in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court to answer a charge of assault stemming from an incident on August 3rd inside Club Riddim.
The plaintiff in the case, Stone Love selector, Dwayne “Bill Cosby” Burke accused Todd of using a box of CDs to assault him after he played a Vybz Kartel song that allegedly dissed Todd during the event, Swag Tuesdays at Club Riddim. Burke claims that Todd, who owns Club Riddim, approached him after playing a series of Vybz Kartel songs, including the diss song aimed at the American entrepreneur.
Todd initially threw a cup on Cosby before dropping a banner on his head. When both attempts to stop the selector from playing the songs failed, Todd then allegedly approached him with a box of CDs; throwing them on Cosby & causing his hand to swell. Burke then reported the matter & Todd was summoned to court last week to answer a charge of assault occasioning bodily harm. On the contrary, Todd’s attorney, Everton Dewar claimed that Todd is innocent of the charge; intimated that his client threw the box at the artiste but it bounced on the turn table and did not hit Burke. He also maintained that Todd simply asked him to stop playing the Kartel song that dissed Todd but he refused & also implied that Burke only reported them matter due to influence. Todd was later fingerprinted before being ordered back to court in November.
Meanwhile, internationally acclaimed Dancehall artiste, O’Neil “Elephant Man” Bryan also faces a November court date as he’s expected to appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on November 30 to answer a charge of abstracting electricity. The charge stems from a joint operation carried out by the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) & the police at Elephant Man’s Hillcrest Avenue home in Kingston. When they inspected the electric metering point, one of the meters was not in its required socket. Upon further inspection, they discovered that a meter wire was directly wired to Elephant Man’s apartment illegally & to several appliances; leading to his arrest for stealing electricity.
Elephant Man’s trial for allegedly stealing electricity was supposed to commence on Tuesday but the deejay’s lawyer, attorney Linda Wright, told the court that she was of the view that the matter was only scheduled for mention, thus pushing back the trial to November 30.