Jennifer Hough spoke to ‘The Real’ co-hosts about her lawsuit against Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty, and said her goal is to ‘let them know that they were wrong.’
Jennifer Hough, the woman that is suing Nicki and her husband Kenneth Petty over alleged “harassment” and “witness intimidation,” has spoken out on camera for the very first time.
Jennifer, as well as her lawyer Tyrone Blackburn, appeared on The Real on Wednesday, Sept. 22, and opened up about her case against Nicki Minaj 38, and Kenneth, who was convicted in 1995 for the first-degree attempted rape of then-16-year-old Jennifer.
Kenneth, 43, served four years in prison and registered as a sex offender, and Jennifer never spoke publicly about the ordeal. But in August, she filed a lawsuit against the couple and claimed they tried to force her to recant the rape.
Now, Jennifer is ready to share her side of the story. “I’m tired of being afraid,” she told The Real co-hosts, Garcelle Beauvais and Adrienne Bailon Houghton. “I feel like the actions that were taken in regards to this whole situation have put me in a different type of fear, at my age now and it was wrong. And I don’t want to be afraid anymore.
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Jennifer’s interview continued with her explaining to the co-hosts how they allegedly harassed her to keep quiet about the rape. “With them sending people to negotiate numbers as far as money is concerned with family members.
And Nicki is the one who personally reached out to me, in regards to helping her, helping them in this situation,” she said. “And then the threats that I received because I kept saying no to every offer, to every suggestion.
The last incident was when one of their associates put $20,000 dollars on my lap. And I still kept saying no. The last message I received was that I should have taken the money because they’re going to use that money to put on my head,” added Jennifer.
In the final clip from the emotional chat, Adrienne asked Jennifer and her lawyer what they’re “wanting to come” from the lawsuit against Nicki and Kenneth. Jennifer responded, “To let them know that they were wrong. You can’t do this to people.
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He did something a long time ago and he had consequences that he was supposed to stick with. What they did to me and my family wasn’t ok. It wasn’t right and it doesn’t matter how much money you have. It doesn’t matter what your status is, you can’t intimidate people to make things go better for you. And that’s what they did.”
Nicki has been standing by her husband amid his ongoing legal troubles. They share a son, who turns 1 on Sept. 30. We have yet to receive a response from Nicki’s rep for a comment.