Lawyers representing the woman raped by Nicki Minaj's husband Kenneth Petty are playing hardball with the rap star in a $20 million lawsuit!
Kenneths lawyer is asking Judge Eric Vitaliano to vacate the certificate of default entered against his client, in addition to some extra time to respond to Houghs complaint. AllHipHop.com broke the news: Nicki claimed a miscommunication between her management team and her recently hired lawyer caused the delay in replying to Houghs complaint. Nicki Minaj also told Judge Vitaliano that a process server never formally served her and her husband with the lawsuit a claim that could come back to haunt both of them if it is proven to be untrue. Kenneth Petty is facing prison time for failing to register as a sex offender in California after moving to the state to be with Nicki. He pleaded guiltyto failing to register as a sex offender, and he will learn his fate in January of 2022 when he is sentenced. According to emails obtained by AllHipHop.com, Jennifer Houghs lawyer is disputing the claim that the couple was not served and accused them of lying to Judge Vitaliano. In a series of nasty emails sent between the lawyers, Houghs attorney Steven Gordon threatened to accuse the couple of perjury, which could impact Kenneths sentencing on January 24th, 2022. Gordon is asking Judge Vitaliano for a Traverse Hearingwhere Judge Vitaliano would determine whether or not Nicki and her husband were served correctly. The proof of service was submitted for both Mr. Petty and your client, in which the process server swore under penalty of perjury that he served Mr. Petty, Gordon wrote to Nickis lawyer Judd Burstein. Gordon took issue with Burstein and Nicki Minajs claims that they were not home when the lawsuit was served, while Houghs lawyers maintain that Kenneth Petty was the man served with the lawsuit. We will also call our process server to the stand and submit additional documentary evidence that service was properwe will also immediately advise the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of your clients and Mr. Pettys perjury. Im sure that will assist him during his January 2022 sentencing hearing for failing to register as a sex offender, Steven Gordon threatened. Judge Vitaliano has yet to rule on any of the motions. However, today (October 26th), Judge Vitaliano set forth a schedule, and all parties must submit their formal replies on or before November 22nd, 2021. Posted in News