Photographer Amy Harris, who alleged that Odd Future’s Vyron "Left Brain" Turner slapped her as she tried to shoot the group during a performance in New Orleans late last month, has confirmed media reports that she has filed a police report against the performer.
The L.A.-based hip-hop collective was in New Orleans over Halloween weekend for a set during the three-day Voodoo Experience when Turner allegedly got physical with the photographers stationed in a pit below the stage. He allegedly slung water at them and pushed and kicked cameras before slapping a freelance photographer "across her face, knocking her camera to the ground," according to a report from NBC33 News in New Orleans.
She initially wrote in a statement on her website following the incident that she wasn't pursuing charges against Turner, but wanted “at minimum” a public apology from Turner so he could be “held accountable for his actions.”
Late on Oct. 31 the Voodoo Experience distributed a statement through its publicity firm MSO. "The Voodoo Experience does not in any way condone the behavior of Odd Future towards the approved media assembled in the photo pit during the band’s set yesterday (Sunday, October 30)," read the statement. "Festival organizers would like to apologize to their media guests who experienced and/or witnessed this abusive behavior."