Since last night, when an old video of Nicki Minaj’s husband, Kenneth Petty’s accuser Jennifer Hough, resurfaced online, the hashtag #JusticeForThePettys has been trending on Twitter.
In the video, Hough, who previously stated publicly that Kenneth Petty sexually assaulted her when she was 16 years old, is seen saying the opposite.
Despite the court’s decision, Jennifer Hough’s video has reaffirmed many Nicki Minaj fans’ sentiments in clearing the rapper’s husband of wrongdoing.
Since last night, Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty have been the subject of an online trending topic, #JusticeForThePettys, on Twitter.
Barbz is requesting that social media apologize to the two, who have been the target of numerous attacks due to Petty’s history as a convicted sex offender.
Jennifer Hough, who filed and won a first-degree attempted sexual assault charge against Petty in 1995, admitted in her explosive revelations that she attempted to recant her statements in court.
In the video, Hough recalls what she said in court in front of Petty’s family and friends:
“I stood up and said, ‘Your Honor, I’m the person who pressed the charges, I would like to drop the charges, I made a huge mistake.”
However, it appeared that the judge did not take her admission seriously and instead asked her to take it to the District Attorney.
When asked if she had been told that if she recanted her statements, she would be imprisoned, Hough said emphatically no.
Hough also stated that she wrote a letter to the DA, possibly regarding the recantation, indicating that she was under pressure to press charges against Petty and that she wanted to drop the charges and not have him imprisoned.
Despite the revealing letter, Hough claims the DA ignored it.
The person on the other end of the line inquires:
“Cause they didn’t want you to court because you recanted your story. You told them it didn’t happened, XYZ, you was young, you was pressured. Correct, right?”
And Jennifer Hough responds positively.
Kenneth Petty was sentenced to prison in April 1995 and served until 1999. Kenneth was sentenced to probation, home detention, and a monetary fine last July for failing to register as a sex offender when he relocated from New York to California.