Nicki Minaj’s Legal Team Responds To Accusation Of ‘Supporting Sex Offenders’

Nicki Minaj‘s attorney Judd Burstein has responded to Jennifer Hough‘s attorney Tyrone Blackburn, who has accused the rapper of “supporting sex offenders.” As previously reported, Blackburn represents Hough, who accused Minaj and husband Kenneth Petty in a 2021 lawsuit of intimidating and harrassing her her in hopes that she would “recant her legitimate claim that defendant Petty raped her.”

At the beginning of this year, Hough voluntarily dismissed her lawsuit — only to refile it in California, but the default judgment motion has Minaj calling for Hough’s lawyer to be “severely punished.”

According to Rolling Stone, Minaj is seeking fees and costs as well as a referral to the federal court’s Attorney Disciplinary Committee against Blackburn, who Burstein claims pursued “frivolous” and “extortionate” litigation against the rapper “in such a reprehensible manner.”

Yesterday (April 12th), Burstein said in court, “Faced with a claim that he should be sanctioned because … of his entirely irrelevant accusation—made without any evidentiary support —that Minaj belongs to a murderous street gang, one would have expected Mr. Blackburn to limit his response to an explanation why that allegation was appropriate or at least made in good faith. He did not do so. Instead, he did something far worse: he has now outrageously alleged that Minaj supports the sexual abuse of children.”

Burstein added: “Mr. Blackburn surely included this outrageous accusation knowing that the media will likely report on the lie, thereby creating the very reputation which he had no basis for alleging in the first place.”