Nicki Minaj’s attorney has responded on her behalf to the $20 million default judgment that was requested by Jennifer Hough, a woman who is suing the rapper and her husband for harassment and witness intimidation.
via: Radar Online:
According to court documents obtained by Radar, the Pink Friday rapper has brought on pitbull Judd Burstein to represent her in the case brought by Jennifer Hough.
Burstein is known for working on high-profile cases and has represented boxer Oscar De La Hoya in a fight with a Scores stripper and former ESPN vice president Keith Clinkscales in his Erin Andrews scandal. The attorney is well-known in New York legal circles and often represents wealthy families fighting.
Minaj hiring an attorney to respond to the case comes days after Hough asked the court to grant her a default. She said Minaj and her husband Kenneth Petty had been properly served with the legal documents but had decided to blow off the case.
Nicky Minaj’s husband is a convicted sex offender. In the ‘90s, Minaj’s husband was arrested for attempted rape against Hough. He was charged with first-degree rape but, then pleaded guilty to attempted rape per a plea deal.
He spent four years behind bars. Hough says after Minaj started dating Petty the rapper started making false public statements about the 1995 case.
She says the entertainer claimed Petty was falsely accused and Hough had recanted her claims in the past. Hough says this was not true and she never changed her story.