Nicki Minaj’s Brother Has Been Found Guilty Of Child Rape
Jelanie Maraj ,older brother of Nicki Minaj, was found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child in court in a verdict delivered on Thursday. The three-week-long trial saw the defence claim that the allegations were fabricated in an attempt to extort the accused’s famous, younger sister of $25 million.
Maraj’s defence lawyers told the court:
“There are 25 millions reasons why these people [have lied]. It’s about money and it’s about revenge against the family, the Maraj family. [The mother] needed the marriage first before breaking out her master plan of taking all of Nicki Minaj’s money. It only took four months to unleash hell on this family.”
Maraj’s stepdaughter and her younger brother both bravely delivered a testimony against their stepfather. Their bravery was hailed by prosecutors.
The 14-year-old victim recalled the painful details of the horrific sexual abuse she’d been subjected to since the age of 11. The assaults included oral, vaginal and anal rape.
The victim’s brother told the court that he had walked in on Maraj raping his sister when he was 8 years old.
Maraj will be sentenced on December 14. He is currently facing 25 years to life in prison.