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Wu-Tang Investigation Continues

September 10, 1997 12:00 AM ET

A police investigator has revealed the names of the victim and his alleged attackers in a reported Aug. 29 beating involving members of the rap group Wu-Tang Clan

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According to Steve Vaccaro of the Tinley Park (Ill.) Police Dept., Jessiah "Milk" Styles, a regional marketing and promotion manager for the group's label, Loud Records, alleges that he was beaten by Wu-Tang members Raekwon, Method Man, GZA, and Inspectah Deck; the group's manager, John "Mook" Gibbons<; a tour accountant identified as "Dexter"; and an unidentified member of the act's entourage. Vaccaro says that no charges have been filed, but an investigation is continuing.

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