TMZ is reporting that Nicki Minaj’s husband, Kenneth Petty, has filed a lawsuit against the State of New York and its Criminal Justice Services department for including his name in their state’s Sex Offender Registry.
Per the outlet, Petty wants to have his name reviewed because he never had the chance to challenge his level 2 sex offender status, which requires him to be registered for life.
Petty says he wasn’t notified about a court hearing regarding his classification, as the notice was allegedly sent to a residential address while he was behind bars. He also points to a document that indicated he would not attend the October 2004 hearing, however, he claims the “Kenny Petty” signature on said document was forged.
The plaintiff says state officials failed to properly handle his case and he was, therefore, stripped of his constitutional right to due process. He claims the failings caused him humiliation and financial loss. It’s unclear if he is seeking monetary damages or strictly looking to have his name removed from the registry.
This update comes days after report surfaced that he and his wife, Nicki Minaj, were being sued by Jennifer Hough, for allegedly trying to get her to recant her sexual assault allegations against Petty and even going so far as to bribe her.
We can’t wait to see how this pans out.