Remember that photographer who allegedly got the piss smacked out of her by “Left Brain” of Odd Future from merely being a photographer doing her job at last weekend’s Voodoo Fest in New Orleans? Well after initially resisting pressing charges against him, she changed her mind after a) receiving death threats from Odd Future fans (presumably), b) being the subject of a profanity-laced tirade by Left Brain on his Tumblr titled “I Didn’t Slap That Old Bitch” — a screed that has been since taken down — and c) the group’s publicist essentially calling her a liar.
“Upon further reflection of events of the past week, it is something I needed to do,” Amy Harris wrote on her blog. The week’s events have been extremely upsetting and culminated with an email from an unidentified person threatening to kill me and rape me and my family. 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.”
Reports Venues Today:
A representative from the New Orleans Police Department’s third precinct confirmed that charges had been filed and said that a detective has been assigned to the case. Left Brain is facing one charge of simple battery for swatting the photographer in the head, knocking the lens off her camera and leaving a red mark on her face.
According to the Louisiana criminal code, simple battery is a misdemeanor offense and carries up to 6 months in jail and fines reaching $1,000.