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Nicki Minaj Dropped From Lawsuit Accusing Her Of Harassing Husband's Sexual Assault Victim

Rapper Nicki Minaj has been dropped from the lawsuit, which had accused her of harassing her husband, Kenneth Petty's sexual assault victim.

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Image: Instagram/@nickiminaj


Nicki Minaj has been dropped from the harassment lawsuit filed against her and husband, Kenneth Petty by an alleged sexual assault victim who accused the latter. Jennifer Hough, the woman who is pursuing the case against Kenneth Petty, will continue to do so against him.

Harassment lawsuit against Nicki Minaj dropped by alleged sexual assault victim

Hough's lawyers, as per a report on Rolling Stone, submitted the dismissal suit on Wednesday.

The documents did not mention any reasons for the dropping of the lawsuit against her. Jennifer's lawyer Tyrone Blackburn was quoted as saying that the lawsuit against Nicki Minaj was 'voluntarily dismissed' in New York. 

Minaj's lawyer, however, was not pleased and will take action against Hough. Judd Burstein accused Hough of making frivolous allegations against a celebrity with an intention to be 'paid off.' He termed it as 'disgraceful conduct' and wanted to pay her to pay for it with monetary compensation and disciplinary sanctions if the court approves.  

There were no financial agreements as a part of the dismissal notice, reported TMZ.  

The case against Nicki Minaj's husband Kenneth Petty

Hough had filed the harassment suit against the couple in August 2021. Her accusations against the couple were of harassment, intimidation and infliction of emotional distress. She had alleged that Nicki and her legal team had urged her to modify the version of the events involving the 1994 criminal incident.

She even alleged that the Grammy-winner had offered her money to change the story. The rapper has denied the accusations by asking Jennifer to change her story.

Petty had been convicted of attempted rape in the first degree in 1995. He had served over four years in prison for his offence. His name was then entered into California's Megan's Law database in 2020 after he failed to register as a sex offender.

Nicky Minaj and Kenneth Petty got married in 2019. They have one son. 

Meanwhile, on the professional front, Minaj came up with songs like Seeing Green, Fractions, Crocodile Teeth, Chi-Raq, For the Love of New York and tracks like Whole Lotta Money (Remix), Boyz as a featured artist last year. 

Image: Instagram/@nickiminaj

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