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Photographer Files Assault Charges Against Odd Future Band Member

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.

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Photographer Assaulted By Odd Future Band Member May Press Charges

Amy Harris, the female photographer who says she got smacked in the face by Odd Future band member Vyron Turner, aka “Left Brain,” while shooting an Odd Future concert Sunday is considering pressing charges. Previously she had declined to do so, but then the Los Angeles-based band issued a statement denying the assault, insinuating Harris was a liar. And that didn’t sit too well with the photographer.

Harris has issued the following statement:

I was very disheartened to learn yesterday that Odd Future is denying that one of its members, Vyron Turner (“Left Brain”), engaged in the violent conduct that so many people witnessed and even photographed or videotaped. After he so publicly attacked me, I truly believed that an apology would be immediately forthcoming, which is why I declined to press charges at that time. The unexpected turn of events, including an attack by Odd Future on my credibility and motives for discussing the incident, have caused me to re-evaluate my initial decision.

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Bill Werde: ‘iTunes’ Success Does Not Equal Billboard‘s Detriment’

The lifeblood of Billboard has always been its music charts, like the Hot 100 or Top 200 Albums. Yet, now that Apple has officially killed Tower Records, it’s easy to assume that the Billboard brand is suffering right along with physical album sales.

Not true, says editorial director Bill Werde. With conferences like its upcoming Country Music Summit and cover subjects that keep folks buzzing, Werde says his mag has been able to adapt (thrive, even) with the times.

“I think there’s some important differentiation between what iTunes does and what Billboard does,” @bwerde explained. “I think iTunes is great for measuring immediacy. If you wanna see just a quick thing, like someone was on Glee last night. [To see] how did that song do, the next morning you can go to the iTunes chart and see there was an immediate response.”

In the full video, Werde details more of Billboard‘s cover strategy and reveals whether  he’s Team Kim or Team Nicki.

You can also watch this video on YouTube.

Part 1: Billboard‘s Bill Werde: ‘If You’re Gonna Write About Music, You Better Love It’
Part 2: Billboard‘s Bill Werde Takes On Idol, Reality TV