Azealia Banks' battery case against Russell Crowe dropped

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RUSSELL Crowe will not be charged with battery over his scuffle with Azealia Banks.

The 25-year-old rapper claimed the 52-year-old actor choked and spat on her as he tried to get her out of his hotel suite in October but the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has now confirmed no further action will be taken against Russell.

A charge evaluation worksheet says a prosecutor felt that a jury would "find the physical escort out of the room was justified to prevent the imminent violence threatened by Banks."

In the run up to the incident, Azealia allegedly threatened to "stab" his guests in the throat and there was a lack of injuries visible on the rapper.

Meanwhile, Azealia previously called for Russell to offer her an apology for what happened.

She said: "[Russell] feels that he did nothing wrong, so I'm just like, OK, if you want to pay a bunch of litigators and a bunch of people to apologise to me, then I guess that's what you want to do. You could apologise to me for free now and make this all go away ... Even if I were being erratic, you should have enough sense to have me escorted out properly and keep your hands and your spit to yourself.

"Even if I were proven to be telling the truth in this situation, people have built their case up against me, and honestly I don't have the care or the time to try and fight millions ... like, I can't fight the whole world. I am tired of defending myself. You know, it's just really unfortunate. People are going to think whatever they want to think about me. Y'all need to think about this damn music."

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