Meek Mill's Legal Muscle Fights Back In Judge Genece Drama, Add New Twist To Manager Rumor
Maybach Music Group rapper Meek Mill's lawyers aren't backing down from smoke coming courtesy of Judge Genece Brinkley's camp. New reports claim the Dreamchasers boss' attorneys are ready for an all-out war over a personal reputation dispute.
According to a TMZ report, Meek's legal muscle believes Brinkley's lawyer A. Charles Peruto Jr. released a court transcript to help her image amid rumors claiming she tried to get him to change management. Mill's attorney also suggests the probation officer linked to the management drama did so on Gence's behalf.
Meek's lawyers have fired back, saying, "The ultimate decision to release the transcript was made (improperly) in an effort by the Judge to 'clear her name,' rather than (as it should have been two years ago) in furtherance of Mr. Williams' constitutional right to receive the transcript in aid of his appeal." As for changing managers, Meek's lawyers say in the docs the probation officers who advocated a change in Meek's management were doing so at the behest of the judge. (TMZ)
Earlier this month, reports claimed Judge Brinkley may not have pressured Meek into dropping his Roc Nation management to join forces with alleged affiliate Charlie Mack.
It was Meek's probation officer - not the judge - who was pushing during the in-chambers hearing for Meek to embrace Mack, arguing Mack was a good influence on Meek and was turning his life around ... this according to the transcript. The probation officer said, "What I like about Charlie, he is not invested in Meek Mills. He is invested in Robert Williams [Meek's real name]." Judge Brinkley did not advocate for Mack. To the contrary, she tried distancing herself, saying she was not going to get involved in terms of who should manage or advise him. The judge said, "I don't want the record to suggest who your management is or is not." (TMZ)
In a recent interview, music mogul JAY-Z spoke up on defending Meek Mill amid his four-year-prison sentence.
"Meek is a beacon. He's a vessel. The light goes through, he brings attention to this issue because this is not the first time this has happened. Unfortunately in America this happens to black and brown people way too often. When you're on probation, you're on this paper, you do a crime, you do whatever time you do. Then you're on paper. He's been on probation for 11 years. 11 years. So, it's almost like you're tethered to this thing and they're just waiting for you to do something wrong because every time you do something wrong, [Meek Mill] popped a wheelie. He was shooting a video and he popped a wheelie in the street which is a minor offense and it's like, your kid goes to a skateboard park and skates where he wasn't supposed to and someone gives him two years in prison. Again, Meek comes from a tough neighborhood so he's been through his trials and tribulations we're not sitting here professing he's some angel but in this particular incident, the whole system has to be reworked." (CNN)
The justice system "needs to be reworked," hip hop star Jay-Z tells @VanJones68 during discussion about probation and bail reform #VanJonesShow https://t.co/RcMFYI2eRh
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