Nicki Minaj’s Husband Kenneth Petty Asks For Trial To Be Postponed Until August, Claims Legal Team Needs More Time To Build Defense
Nicki Minaj‘s husband, Kenneth Petty, is claiming his legal team needs additional time for his upcoming criminal trial.
Originally, his court date was set for June 29th, but now he’s looking to change it to August 10th. The request comes as a result of Kenneth Petty stating he has two recently added lawyers who need to be brought up to speed. Additionally, he claims his legal team needs additional time to review hundreds of pages of reports and various other pieces of evidence.
Kenneth Petty is due in court for failing to register as a sex offender when he moved from New York to California. He was subsequently arrested, later being released on a $100,000 bond. Kenneth Petty has pleaded not guilty to the charge against him and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Nicki Minaj‘s husband has to register as a sex offender due to a sexual assault incident that went down back in 1995. Kenneth Petty was accused of forcing a 16-year-old girl to have sex by threatening her with a sharp object. As a result, he served four years behind bars.
Regarding the alleged victim, Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty have been accused of having friends badger her family for information. In a tearful video, the woman stated:
“This message is for Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty. Tell your f**king people to leave my family alone. Okay? Don’t call my f**king family, don’t call my brothers, don’t call anybody. Leave me and my family the f**k alone.”
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Additionally, the alleged victim was supposedly bribed by the couple to recant her story.
A judge has yet not yet ruled on the request, leaving it in limbo for the time being. However, Radar Online reports that Kenneth Petty believes he should be granted the continuance due to his right to a fair trial.
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