Rap Queen Nicki Minaj has dropped the lawsuit for allegedly harassing and threatening her husband’s sexual assault victim, according to documents.
The motion was submitted to the US Eastern District Court of New York on Wednesday. Tyrone Blackburn, attorney for accusing Jennifer Hough, said, “The case against Nicki was voluntarily dismissed, the case against Kenneth Petty is still ongoing. Stay tuned!”
The accuser introduced herself as Jennifer Hough. The lawsuit alleged that Nicki Minaj’s husband, Minaj, and Petty forced her to retract a rape claim she said took place more than two decades ago.
The lawsuit also alleged that Nicki Minaj went so far as to bribe Jennifer Hough, and threatened her with a gang because she refused to accept it. Nicki Minaj and her husband Petty’s lawyers filed their defense in court, saying the allegations were unfounded.
Nicki Minaj’s lawyer said that Jennifer Hough’s lawyers went after Nick Minaj because she was a famous name.
“As I told you during our one virtual meeting, Nicki would never pay a dime to your client. I was correct. You ultimately were forced to surrender without you or your client receiving a penny,” Judd Burstein, Minaj’s attorney, wrote in an email obtained by NBC News.
Nicki Minaj Will Try To Recover Defense Costs
Burstein said Nicki Minaj, whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj, paid over $300,000 to defend herself in the case and wants to fight to get the legal fees back.
Lastly, Nicki Minaj defended herself against allegations that she was working with a gang.
“I was quickly surrounded by my fans, particularly in this instance because my pink Rolls Royce was in the direct sightline of apartment buildings across the street from where I had stopped. While my husband and I recognized a few friends and acquaintances from the neighborhood that night, including Rico Danna, an artist whom I intend to sign to my label, none of them belong to any gang.
Further, we did not plan to meet anyone in advance because we had not planned to stop there. Once I came out of the car, the news traveled quickly, and people just showed up,” Nicki Minaj explained to Judge Eric Vitaliano.