The woman suing Nicki Minaj and her husband Kenneth Petty for harassment fired Minaj the lawsuit, say TMZ reports and Pitchfork to confirm. On Wednesday (January 12), Jennifer Hough, the woman Petty attacked in 1994 when they were teenagers, and her lawyers voluntarily dismissed their claims against Minaj “without prejudice. , “according to court documents. Petty is still named in the lawsuit, accusing him of sexual assault and battery.
Hough filed his complaint in federal court in New York in August 2021. The lawsuit alleges that a pattern of harassment by Minaj and Petty, including Hough’s direct contact, offered large sums of money through proxies, and sending people to his house without being notified. , which eventually led him to leave his home in August 2020. In December, Hough’s lawyers accused Minaj of victim of humiliation.
“What they tried to do to Nicki was embarrassing,” Minaj’s attorney Judd Burstein said. VULTURES. “They finally realized they had to surrender Nicki for free. And now, Nicki and I will pay them for it in the courts.
In 1995, Kenneth Petty was convicted of a count of attempted first-degree rape, second-degree assault, unlawful second-degree imprisonment, and criminal possession of a firearm, all stemming from assault by Hough. Despite conviction of attempted rape, Hough has long accused Petty of raping her. Petty was required to register as a sex offender. In 2006, Petty pleaded guilty to one count of manslaughter in an unrelated charge. After serving seven years of a 10 -year sentence, he was given supervised release from prison in 2013.
In March 2020, Petty accused with failed to register as a sex offender in California after moving from New York to the West Coast in 2019. Last August, he reportedly took a plea deal where he pleaded guilty to a count of failure to register as a sex offender.
Pitchfork contacted representatives of Minaj and Petty for comment.
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