The plaintiff in a lawsuit against Nicki Minaj and her husband Kenneth Petty may stand to earn a $15 million judgment in the case. Jennifer Hough sued the couple in August for allegedly attempting to harass and coerce Hough into altering the details of her story regarding the 1994 sexual assault. There have also been accusations of the couple trying to silence Petty’s victim.
According to court documents obtained by Hollywood Unlocked, neither Minaj nor Petty has responded to the suit. Through her attorney Tyrone Blackburn, Hough has filed a motion requesting a default judgment in her favor through the U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York.
Please enter the default of defendants Onika Tanya Maraj, AKA Nicki Minaj, and Kenneth Petty, AKA Zoo, pursuant to rule 55(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for failure to plead or otherwise defend this action as fully appears from the court file herein and from the attached affirmation of Tyrone A. Blackburn, Esq.
Minaj and Petty have yet to publicly respond to the assault allegations made by Hough, spurring the motion for a default judgment. A default judgment can be granted by the presiding judge in the case without the participation of the Pettys if they continue to duck the issue.
Jennifer Hough accused Kenneth Petty of attacking her with a knife and sexually assaulting her in 1994. At the time, both Hough and Petty were sixteen years old and residing in Jamaica, Queens in New York City.
Petty was originally charged with rape in the first degree, but the charge was lowered to attempted rape. Petty denied the accusations but spent more than four years behind bars after pleading guilty to the heinous crime. Hough has received death threats for speaking out about the incident.
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