According to reports by New York Times, Page Six, rapper Nicki Minaj will be the star witness in her brother’s upcoming rape trial…
From Page Six
Minaj will be, in fact, the crux of the defense. In opening statements in Nassau County, the brother’s lawyer said Thursday the whole case was an attempt to extort $25 million from the hugely successful “Anaconda” rapper.
The little girl’s mother, Jacqueline Robinson, “related to Nicki that, ‘I can make the charges go away for $25 million,’” said David Schwartz, lawyer for Minaj’s brother, Jelani Maraj.
Robinson and the brother had just married when Robinson’s then-11-year-old daughter told officials in graphic detail that her new stepfather was raping her as often as four times a week, prosecutors say.
In her own opening statement, Assistant District Attorney Emma Slane told jurors that the girl’s brother, who was then 8, first revealed the abuse to child services.
The boy said he’d been beaten by his stepdad after walking in on him having sex with his big sister in a spare bedroom, the prosecutor alleged Thursday.
Minaj has stuck by her older brother, posting his $100,000 bond when he was busted in December. Neither the defense nor prosecutor would say whether Minaj will take the stand.
But defense private investigator Les Levine said she will be called on her brother’s behalf. He would not say on which day.
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