MTV.com has posted some statements from Cassidy and Swizz Beatz. I’m still kinda confused by the whole outcome of his trial, especially by how the prosecution all of a sudden let him slide on involuntary manslaughter charge when they had previously charged and re-charged him with Murder one. In his statement he expresses regret for his actions and the loss of his friend Des Hawkins.
Cassidy: "While I am pleased that I was cleared of the murder charges, my satisfaction is not long lasting, because of the death of someone who I considered to be my friend, Des Hawkins.
"And while I am eager to resume my career as a recording artist, writer and performer," he continued in a statement issued via his attorney, "I am also eager to be reunited with my family, friends and fans."
Swizz: "When Cassidy gets out, do not expect us to promote this situation as a cocky and violent situation, but as a blessed situation…Cass will continue to make great music, but in a positive way, educating the youth that violence is never the answer, [and] we’ll do the rest of the talking with the music."