A$AP Rocky Will Not Testify in Swedish Assault Trial


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4d1c9c9135704f49aaa8912871994b5a_md.jpgTMZ Exclusive A$AP Rocky Will NOT Testify ... In Swedish Assault Trial

8/1/2019 1:00 AM PT 17

A$AP Rocky has a story to tell about why he attacked the aggressive guy who unrelentingly harassed him and his crew ... but he's going to let others do the talking because TMZ has learned his plan is NOT to take the stand in his assault case.

Our Rocky sources tell TMZ ... the strategy in the Swedish court is very similar to the way it would go down in the United States. Criminal defendants typically don't take the stand, because prosecutors can pound away at even a small weakness, flustering the defendant and making him look bad before the judges.

Play video content 0660563866c14844bc238603b1e5d2d0_md.jpg VICIOUS ATTACK TMZ.com

As we reported, the prosecutor claims Rocky had a safe exit that day on the street ... they claim he could have just walked away, and that's a point the prosecutor would hammer away at if Rocky got on the stand.

We're told the defense case will rely heavily on the various videos showing the alleged victim following Rocky and his crew on the streets of Stockholm and harassing them aggressively. There's video showing Rocky pleading with the man to leave them alone, saying he did NOT want to fight.

Play video content ca34dd1c09ba4b798c78ef2f5f94683b_md.jpg THE INCITING INCIDENT

We also know on Thursday, Rocky's lawyer plans to grill the alleged victim like a cheeseburger, asking why he would not leave Rocky and his crew alone. The alleged victim claimed he believed he was going to die in the attack ... and Rocky's lawyers want to challenge him on that.

TMZ broke the story, the alleged 19-year-old victim was convicted of assault himself 2 years ago over a fight in Stockholm.

7d8aecf7905d47bbbe6ca457a4d73058_md.jpg Launch Gallery The Alleged Injuries Launch Gallery

The PLAN is for Rocky NOT to take the stand, but it could change depending on the rest of the prosecution's case ... although we're told it's "highly unlikely" the lawyer will call Rocky.

FYI ... Sweden has a similar law as the United States that protects people from self-incrimination.

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