Nicki Minaj’s lawyer has expressed plans to sue the woman who accused the star and her husband Kenneth Petty of intimidation and bribery.
According to the documents, Jennifer Hough, who alleged that Patty raped her in the 1990s, has dropped her harassment allegations against rapper Minaj.
“The case against Nicky was voluntarily dismissed,” told Hough’s attorney, Tyrone Blackburn. People, “The case against Kenneth Petty is still ongoing. Stay tuned!”
“Super Bass” hitmaker Minaj, whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, is now planning to sue Huff to cover the cost of legal fees.
According to PeopleMinaj’s attorney, Judd Bernstein, told Huff’s attorney via email that he was pleased with the complainant and that his representative “came to his senses” regarding the lawsuit.
“Your conduct in pursuing this case against Nicky represents the worst of our legal system: low-level lawyers who take frivolous actions against a celebrity, assuming they get paid if they throw enough shit.” Will go,” he wrote.
Bernstein Said, Peru People: “This is just the beginning of Nicki and my efforts to have you both pay for your abusive conduct with money and, if the court recommends it, disciplinary sanctions.”
Back in 1995, Petty was convicted of attempted rape after Huff alleged that he had raped her at knifepoint as she was attending school in New York City a year earlier.
After denying the initial charge of first-degree rape, she pleaded guilty to attempted rape and was ordered to register as a sex offender. According to prisoner records, he spent about four and a half years in prison.
In August 2021, Huff sued Minaj and Petty, alleging that they had attempted to bribe her to withdraw his charges. According to the suit, she was offered $500,000.
Huff accused Minaj and Petty of “intimidation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence of emotional distress, harassment, assault, battery, sexual assault and sexual assault”.
During an appearance on a talk show Real In September 2021, Huff alleged that she and Minaj spoke directly on the phone after Star called.
“He offered to fly me and my family to L.A., I turned it down,” Huff said. “And I told her, woman to woman, it actually happened. And I haven’t spoken to her since.”
Huff also claimed that Minaj and Petty were “sending people to negotiate numbers, with family members as far as money is concerned.”
“And Nikki is the one who reached out to me personally, in regards to helping her, helping her in this situation,” Huff said. “And then the threats I got because I kept saying no to every proposal, every suggestion.
“The last incident was when one of his colleagues put $20,000 in my lap. And I still said no. The last message I got was that I should have taken the money because they used that money on my head.” But going to do it.”
speak with the new York Times In an interview published in August 2021 regarding the trial, Huff said she was telling the truth.
“If I lie now and say I lied, you know what he does?” Huff said. “Do you know what this is going to say to my two little girls, or even my sons?”
While Petty is still named at trial, he still faces potential prison time after pleading guilty to failing to register as a sex offender in California, where he now faces Minaj and his family members. Lives with 16 month old baby.
Petty entered the petition during a virtual hearing with the US District Court for the Central District of California, per court records. People.
He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and life under surveillance. His sentence has been fixed on January 24.
Petty was also imprisoned in 2002 for shooting a man in New York. He pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in 2006 and was later sentenced to 10 years in prison, serving seven.
newsweek Representatives for Minaj and Petty have been contacted for comment.