Jennifer Hough, the woman who accused Nicki Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty of rape in 1994, has poured out about being pestered and offered a ‘bribe’ by the couple to recant her past allegations towards the former jailbird.
Hough, now 43, appeared together with her lawyer on The Real Wednesday in a comprehensive interview saying she’s ‘tired of being afraid’ of alleged harassment by both Minaj and Petty, past and present.
The appearance came on the heels of Hough, 43, filing a suit against the couple in New York last month, accusing them of harassment, witness intimidation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Hough in the suit also named Petty specifically for sexual assault, over the September 16, 1994 attack, according to TMZ.
‘I felt 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,’ Hough said on the show. ‘It was wrong. And I don’t want to be afraid anymore, so the only way not to be afraid is to continue to speak up.’
Hough, who appeared with her lawyer Tyrone A. Blackburn, said that she filed the $500,000 suit against the couple in a move to make clear ‘they were wrong’ in their interactions with her.
She spoke about the rape incident
Hough said she was 16 when she was walking alongside Petty and that ‘before you know it, he was grabbing a hold of my jacket.
‘I felt something in my back so I just assumed there was a gun,’ she said. ‘And I started walking. And I’m pleading with him the whole way, trying to understand what he wants.’
She explained the details of the alleged sexual assault, as she said Petty told her that she ‘knew what he wanted’ prior to the attack.
‘I didn’t know why it didn’t dawn on me to like really fight,’ she said on the show. ‘I just held on to my pants and he held my arms down and squeezed the sides of my stomach so hard. I let go and as soon as I let go he grabbed my pants. It was like a tug of war and after a while I just got tired.’
Hough said Petty ‘stood in the mirror and beat his chest’ following the attack, after which she told a guard at a nearby school, who contacted police, leading to Petty’s arrest at the house.
Petty’s conviction forced Petty to register as a sex offender, but he failed to do so in the state of California when he moved there with Minaj, and he was arrested in March 2020. Mailonline.