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Big Sean Cleared of Sexual Assault Charges

Rapper accepts plea deal for wrongful imprisonment

October 27, 2011 8:50 AM ET
Big Sean poses with fans
Big Sean poses with fans
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Big Sean has been cleared of sexual assault charges stemming from an incident earlier this year in Buffalo, New York. Third-degree sex abuse and forcible touching charges against the rapper, born Sean Anderson, have been dropped as part of a plea deal for a misdemeanor count of unlawful imprisonment. Anderson had been accused of harassing a 17-year-old girl at a concert along with Willie Antonio "Sayitainttone" Hansbro, who accepted the same plea deal.

"In order to get this entire ordeal behind him Mr. Anderson agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of unlawful imprisonment with a $750 fine," the rapper's lawyer Scott Leemon said in a statement to XXLMag.com. "Mr. Anderson regrets any misunderstandings that occurred that day and reiterates he did not engage in any type of sexual misconduct."

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