In the ongoing legal saga involving Nicki Minaj’s husband, Kenneth Petty, an update reveals that Minaj has been removed as a defendant in the sexual assault lawsuit against Petty.
Legal Affairs and Trials with Meghann Cuniff reported the amendment, which now designates Petty as the sole defendant, although Minaj remains a prominent figure in the suit.
The lawsuit, filed by Jennifer Hough, accuses Petty of attempting to rape her in 1994, resulting in his conviction in 1995.
Hough has also alleged that Minaj made threats against her, attempting to coerce her into retracting her statements about Petty.
Petty’s defense team contends that Hough’s actions are an attempt to tarnish the reputations of both Petty and Minaj, leveraging Minaj’s high-profile celebrity status for personal gain.
Petty, currently under house arrest, was ordered to serve 120 days after making threatening remarks towards ex-Migos rapper Offset on Instagram Live in September.
The judge determined that these threats violated Petty’s probation, expressing concerns about his compliance with court orders.
In response, the court initiated the Location Monitoring Program, ensuring closer supervision of Petty’s activities, restricting his movements, and providing consequences for non-compliance.
The order aims to encourage reflection and reevaluation of his status in the community.
Notably, Petty, aged 45, received three years of probation and one year of house detention in July 2022 for failing to register as a sex offender in California.
This status stems from his 1995 conviction for the attempted rape of Hough, who was 16 at the time, resulting in a four-year prison sentence.