Following his arrest in July, Mystikal pleaded not guilty to a myriad of charges against him, including first-degree rape, simple criminal damage to property, forcible confinement, possession of drugs and paraphernalia related to Drugs.
The 51-year-old rapper was arraigned in Ascension Parish Court in Gonzales, Louisiana, according to reports.
“My client doesn’t even use drugs, so he has absolutely no idea what they were talking about,” Joel Pearce, Mystikal’s attorney, said in a phone interview.
The Grammy-nominated rapper has been accused of raping and choking a woman in his Louisiana home. The grocery list for his charges stated that he was in possession of heroin, Xanax, methamphetamine and marijuana.
According to the Daily Mail, Mystikal was arrested on July 30 in connection with the incident, and according to Pearce he was unable to obtain a copy of the two indictments but noted that they were read aloud. to the court.
almost a decade ago
According to Pearce, the October 17 hearing will focus on Mystikal’s connection, adding that they plan to discuss the rapper’s 2003 case in which he pleaded guilty to sexual assault and extortion, reported the Associated Press.
The 2003 case involved a woman who claimed the rapper accused her of stealing $80,000 from his checks, however, prosecutors noted that the woman denied stealing from the rapper.
To compensate for this alleged robbery, Mystikal suggested that he commit “degrading” acts, so that he would not report her to the police.
The “degrading” act involved Mystikal and two bodyguards, which was filmed by her hairdresser. Court records show Mystikal was ordered to pay the woman $350,000 and served a six-year prison sentence, according to reports.
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Following the 2003 case, Mystikal was again charged with rape and kidnapping in 2017. He was charged with sexual assault in October 2016, which allegedly took place at a casino in Shreveport.
He was jailed for a year and a half but was released in 2019 on $3 million bail, and charges against him were dropped in 2020.
People pointed out that this would be Mystikal’s third strike against the law with charges of rape or sexual assault.
“People keep saying this is the third time he’s been charged,” Pearce said, however, he also pointed out, “and in Caddo Parish, after a big jury indicted him, they did not indict him.”
Mystikal, born Michael Lawrence Tyler, was nominated for Best Rap Album and Best Male Rap Solo Performance at the 2003 Grammy Awards.
His musical career was quite successful from the late 90s until the early 2000s. He was featured in Ludacris’ “Move B***h” and even starred in “13 Dead Men”, released in 2003 .
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