Police in Austin, Texas, have charged D.C. rapper Yung Gleesh — aka Asa Asuncion — with sexual assault.
An arrest affidavit says Asuncion, 25, allegedly assaulted a woman early in the morning of March 20 while she was passed out intoxicated at a home in North Central Austin. A friend of the woman told police she was sharing a futon with her after a long night of drinking, and she woke up to find Asuncion partially naked and on top of the woman, who was sleeping.
The woman awoke when her friend confronted the rapper, a verbal altercation ensued and Asuncion ran upstairs, the affidavit says. Both women left for St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, where they called police. By the time authorities got to the house, they say Asuncion had already fled on foot.
Asuncion traveled to Austin to perform during South by Southwest and had been staying at the house, where he met the alleged victim three days before, according to the affidavit.
Fader — one of the outlets that’s been tracking the rapper’s ascent online — reports that Asuncion has been dropped by his management following the alleged assault. KXAN-TV, which first reported on the charges, says the rapper didn’t show up to a scheduled performance later on and canceled a show in Dallas.
Austin Police declined an interview through a spokesperson, saying they are “actively looking” for the D.C. rapper and “don’t want to jeopardize the case.”