Nicki Minaj & Kenneth Petty sued by his rape victim for harassment, intimidation

Nicki Minaj began dating Kenneth Petty in late 2018. Media outlets began looking into his backstory, especially given that Minaj and Petty seemed to go from “dating” to “super-serious” in about a week. No one had to look that far, his criminal past is public record, especially since he’s a sex offender and murderer who was still on parole when they got together. In 1995, took a plea deal for an attempted rape in the first degree on a then-16-year-old. In 2002, he pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter of Lamont Robinson. Basically, the man had been in and out of prison for the better part of two decades when he married Minaj in 2019. The rape conviction was one of reasons why there was so much initial coverage of Petty – because of that conviction, he has to register as a sex offender wherever he lives (because of Megan’s Law). And because of that, Nicki Minaj was apparently doing the f–king most to somehow get Petty’s victim to recant her story. And in doing so, Minaj made the woman feel unsafe and harassed. Now the woman is suing Nicki and Kenneth Petty:

A woman says rapper Nicki Minaj’s husband raped her while the two were teens in Queens more than 20 years ago — and the couple then harassed her and tried to intimidate her into recanting, according to a new lawsuit.

Jennifer Hough says in her Brooklyn federal-court suit that she was raped by Minaj’s hubby, Kenneth Petty, in 1994, after she encountered him while waiting for the school bus in Jamaica. Petty allegedly approached her at the bus stop — then pulled a knife, held it to her back and led her to a nearby house, where he raped her, according to the suit. After the alleged rape, he got off Hough and stood in front of a mirror while saying, “I am the man. I am the man,” the suit states. Petty was arrested at the time and ended up taking a plea deal, serving more than four years behind bars on the charge of attempted rape, the New York Times reported.

Hough says in her suit that she suffered mental anguish for years after the attack — and then was targeted by Minaj when Petty was arrested in 2020 for failing to register as a sex offender in California over her case. Minaj called Hough on the phone and offered to “help out” her situation, saying she could fly her and her family to California, according to the suit. Hough declined, the suit states.

The “Starships” rapper also allegedly offered to fly her publicist out to meet Hough to craft a statement for her to recant the accusation, the suit alleges. Hough says she refused. Then through a series of encounters, Hough and members of her family were allegedly repeatedly offered cash bribes for as much as $500,000 by Minaj and her associates to get her to recant, the suit says.

In one proposed scheme, an old friend of Hough’s identified as “Black” in the suit told Hough that Minaj would record “happy birthday” videos for Hough’s daughter for her “Sweet 16” if she recanted. Hough says in her suit that she again refused. Hough is seeking unspecified damages for the alleged harassment.

A lawyer for Petty did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A rep for Minaj could not immediately be reached.

[From Page Six]

I believe Jennifer Hough. I also believe that Nicki Minaj would be stupid enough to think that she could “pay off” Hough to recant her statement after all of this time and that would somehow change anything? Like, Petty still took the plea deal. The rape was not “alleged” – taking a plea deal is the same as a conviction, and he still needs to register as a sex offender. Hough probably also knows that even if she did take some kind of payoff to recant, Minaj would probably turn around and demand that Hough be charged with filing a false police report.

Looking at past coverage too – back when Minaj and Petty got together and the Barbz were on Nicki’s social media, talking about how Petty seemed problematic as f–k because of the rape, Nicki wrote a response to one fan: “He was 15, she was 16 … in a relationship. But go awf Internet. Y’all can’t run my life. Y’all can’t even run y’all own life. Thank you boo.” She said that about her now-husband raping a teenage at knifepoint. Of course she was harassing Jennifer Hough.

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