Amy Harris has filed assault charges against Odd Future band member Vyron Turner, aka “Left Brain.” Harris was shooting an Odd Future concert in New Orleans when Turner allegedly smacked her and other photographers working in the photo pit.
Harris had initially declined to press charges against Turner, but when his publicist denied the assault, essentially calling her a liar, she began to reconsider. Late last week she received an email threatening rape and murder, and by that time she was ready to go to the authorities. She writes on her blog:
While it is certainly possible that the email came from an overzealous fan of Odd Future, and not from the group itself, it has become clear to me that this is a matter for the police.
According to Venues Today, Turner faces a charge of simple battery, which under Louisiana law is a misdemeanor offense. The maximum penalty is 6 months in jail and fines of $1,000.