Gervonta Davis’ domestic violence case dropped after alleged victim backs out
Gervonta Davis will no longer have to stand trial on the domestic violence battery charge against him from December as it was dropped by prosecutors.
The 28-year-old American boxing star was arrested and jailed on December 27 in Broward County, Florida, charged with assault causing bodily harm during an altercation with his girlfriend Vanessa Posso – who is also the mother of his second daughter.
The police report alleged that Davis struck a woman in the head with a “closed hand slap”.
He added that it caused him “a small abrasion on the inside of his upper lip”.
He was released on $1,000 bail the next day and said in a statement: ‘I never got my hands on my child’s mother or my fucking daughter. I am not a monster.”
Posso released her own statement shortly after, saying she made “an unnecessary call to law enforcement” and wanted to put the situation to bed.
She then made a formal legal request to drop the charge which read, “Before me the undersigned authority, personally appeared, who, having been sworn by me, declared the following under oath.
“I have been listed as the alleged victim in the aforementioned case against my boyfriend, Gervonta Davis, who I know was arrested on December 27, 2022 for domestic battery by the Parkland Police Department.
“Without any hesitation or reservation, I wish to inform the Court and the State’s Attorney that it is my absolute, complete and full wish that this criminal prosecution be withdrawn and terminated, and that the State’s Attorney’s Office dismiss all and all these accusations against Gervonta Davis.
“I don’t want to testify in this case.
“If the charges are dismissed and this lawsuit comes to an end as I wish, I will in no way hold the State’s Attorney’s Office, the Parkland Police Department, or anyone else responsible for the dismissal of the charges, for any action of Gervonta Davis or for any other result that may arise from such dismissal.
“I sign this non-suit affidavit voluntarily, knowingly, freely, voluntarily and intelligently.
“I have not been deceived, coerced or threatened in any way to sign this and no promises of any kind have been made in exchange for my execution of this affidavit.”
The prosecution initially chose to proceed despite this, which is normal in a domestic violence case, but the charge has now been dropped several months later.
In February 2020, Gervonta was previously arrested and charged in Miami with two counts of simple domestic violence by battery against the mother of his first daughter Andretta Smothers at a charity basketball game. A video of it went viral on social media at the time.
The court case relating to this incident dragged on for almost three years before the prosecution dropped the charges on December 13, 2022, just before this latest incident.
Davis is currently still serving a 90-day house arrest sentence after avoiding jail time earlier this month due to his hit-and-run accident that injured four people in November 2020.
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