Nicki Minaj Will Be A Star Witness In Brother Rape Trial
Nicki Minaj will be a star witness in her brother Jelani Maraj’s child rape trial, according to reports. The 34-year-old rapper is said to be the crux of the defense. In opening statements Miraj’s lawyer (David Schwartz) said the whole case was an attempt to extort $25 million from Minaj. According to Schwartz, the little girl’s mother, Jacqueline Robinson, related to Nicki that,
I can make the charges go away for $25 million.
Reportedly, Robinson and the brother had just married when Robinson’s then-11-year-old daughter told officials in graphic detail that her new stepfather was raping her as often as four times a week, prosecutors say.
During her own opening statement, Assistant District Attorney Emma Slain told jurors that the girl’s brother, first revealed the abuse to child services. The girls brother was 8 at the time.
The prosecutor alleges that the boy claimed he’d been beaten by his stepdad (Maraj) after walking in on him having sex with his big sister in a spare bedroom.
The prosecutor said that child services alerted cops; at which point a search warrant at the house recovered a pair of the girl’s pajama pants, soiled with the stepdad’s DNA. The prosecutor sayd,
He had sex with that 11-year-old girl sometimes four times a week.
Maraj’s attorney Schwartz claimed that the mother put the DNA on the pants herself, then made sure cops found them as part of a frame-up. Schwartz stated,
Jackie became obsessed with Nicki Minaj — getting her hands on her money. An evil Jackie targeted him trying to get him to marry her, and then just four months after they were married, we have this.
Throughout the situation, Minaj has supported her brother by posting his $100,000 bond. Neither the defense nor prosecutor would say whether Minaj will take the stand. But defense private investigator Les Levine said she will be called on her brother’s behalf. The specific date has not been shared.