Dizzee Rascal ‘pushed ex to ground’ during row over baby’s custody, court told

Dizzee Rascal “put his foreheard” against his ex Cassandra Jones’ and “pushed her to the ground” during a “chaotic” row over the custody of their son, it has been alleged in court.

The 37 year old rapper’s trial began today, Friday 18 February, following a plea of not guilty back in September 2021 after he was charged with assaulting a woman in a house in Streatham, south London, on 8 June.

Met Police previously said that a woman “reported minor injuries” but “did not require hospital treatment.”

The Bonkers and Dance Wiv Me hitmaker has now appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court, where prosecutor Helena Duong explained the incident happened in “the context of a domestic dispute” about child contact.

Dizzee Rascal trial after being charged with assault has started
Dizzee Rascal’s trial after being charged with assault has started

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The court heard how Dizzee and Cassandra, who have two children together and had been together for nine years prior to their split in February 2021, got into an argument as he dropped off their daughter to the house.

Duong claimed Dizzee had been “swearing” on the phone when he was late to drop their daughter off and when Cassandra said he couldn’t come into the property, he “barged her out the way to make his way into the house with his son in his arms”.

The prosecutor went on to allege that the rapper went into the kitchen where Cassandra’s mum Dawn Kirk was and began “screaming and shouting”.

The court heard how Cassandra filmed him as the prosecutor went on: “The crown say it [the film] shows him raising his voice towards Ms Kirk while he has his son under his arms.

The court heard how Dizzee banged his head
The court heard how Dizzee banged his head “three times on the fridge”

“The crown say he became very angry and started acting erratically, banging his head three times on the fridge with his son in his arms.”

Duong claimed Cassandra attempted to call the police, but was unable to after Dizzee grabbed her phone. “Ms Jones wanted to get her son off him,” she said.

Following this, the court heard how Dizzee “put his forehead against hers and pushed her around the room,” to which Cassandra screamed: “Get off me,” in response.

During a “scuffle” for the phone, Dizzee “pushed her to the ground and she landed on her elbows” while she was holding their daughter and the shouting was to such an extent that neighbours were alerted to the situation, the court heard.

Cassandra Jones
Cassandra Jones “wanted to get her son off him”

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The prosecutor added that it was a “fairly chaotic scene of moving around the house”.

Sally Bennett-Jenkins, defending Dizzee during the trial, denied that the rapper banged his head against the fridge in the house, but Cassandra insisted that he did.

Bennett-Jenkins then pointed out that in Cassandra’s statement in relation the alleged assault in October, she made no reference to “pushing”.

She added that this trial is the first time Cassandra has shared that she was holding her daughter during the alleged attack.

CROYDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Musician Dylan Mills, stage name Dizzee Rascal, arrives at Croydon Magistrates court on September 03, 2021 in Croydon, England. In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said that Dylan Mills, 36, of Sevenoaks, Kent, was charged with assault after an incident at a residential address in Streatham on June 8. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Dizzee’s defence denied that he banged his head against the fridge

The defence went on to question Cassandra on whether it was right that she became “very emotional” when he returned to the property with their daughter, to which she responded by explaining she was calm but became emotional because she was “scared for their children”.

Cassandra also admitted that in the statement she gave on the day of the alleged attack, she was incorrect in saying Dizzee “threw me on the floor” – but explained that the difference was in one word.

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Ayla Soguksu

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Ayla Soguksu is a Senior Digital Reporter for OK! online and started in 2019 as a Digital News Reporter.

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