In the last days, the news shook the entertainment industry. Nicki Minaj and her husband, Kenneth Petty, were charged with bribery by a woman Kenneth allegedly sexually assaulted in 1994. Jennifer Hough appeared in federal court in Brooklyn and claimed that the couple repeatedly approached her to get her to deny the accusation that continues in force.
In an interview with Variety magazine, Hough stated that an associate of the “Beez in The Trap” interpreter offered her $20,000 to sign a document. He dismissed the serious accusation made against Petty. In addition, the woman claimed that Nicki Minaj herself offered to film a video for her little daughter’s birthday.
Despite the longstanding lawsuit, the case resurfaced in 2018 when Minaj began dating Kenneth. After the victim’s testimonies were released, Nicki gave a radio interview in which she stated that her partner had been falsely accused.
Amid the alleged harassment that Hough is going through, the woman revealed that she had to move three times and change her phone lines due to the continued harassment by Nicki Minaj and her husband. Therefore, a new lawsuit involving the singer was attached to the last sexual assault lawsuit for intimidation and harassment of witnesses.
The History Of The Claim
Although the serious accusations against Nicki Minaj’s husband date back to 1994, the official lawsuit was filed in 2018. Jennifer Hough relies on the New York State Child Victims Law enacted in 2019 and provides the possibility of moving forward with litigation with a two-year rollback window.
So far, neither Minaj nor Kenneth have spoken publicly in this regard, and a resolution of the Law is expected in the coming days.
Not The Best Year For Minaj
The year did not start in the best way for the artist Nicki Minaj: a few months after giving birth to her son, she was found guilty of copyright infringement. The singer was facing a complaint from Tracy Chapman for copyright infringement. The parties resolved a payment of $ 450000.
The controversy began when the 37-year-old interpreter planned to include “Sorry”, a song belonging to Chapman, on her fourth studio album. Eventually, the clue was not included, but it was leaked online, prompting Tracy’s court presentation to Nicki for not having authorization.
Although Minaj publicly begged the “Sorry” singer to authorize her to use the song, she received no compassion and ended up in court. In the mediation, not everything was so bad for the “Bang Bang” singer since they managed to reach a monetary agreement and avoid the trial.