Nicki Minaj has had a tumultuous month. On Sept. 13, in a Twitter rant now known as “#BallGate,” she revealed that she hadn’t been vaccinated and claimed her cousin’s friend’s testicles became swollen after getting the shot. As she received blowback on social media for her comments, details regarding a lawsuit brought against her and her husband Kenneth Petty also recirculated online.
At the beginning of September, Minaj and Petty were served with a lawsuit accusing the couple of intimidating and harassing a sexual assault victim. The victim, Jennifer Hough, accused Petty of raping her in New York in 1994, a crime he was convicted of in 1995. Since then, Hough alleges that Minaj and Petty have hired associates to reach out to Hough and her family in an attempt to silence her initial allegations. Hough recently appeared on daytime talk show The Real on Sept. 22, where she shared her story and outlined the events she said have left her traumatized and afraid for the safety of herself and her family.
Complex has obtained legal documents in Hough’s case against Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty, and outlined the most important details, with the hopes of providing some clarity to this serious situation. Here is what you need to know about the harassment lawsuit against Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty.