they say that intoxicated folks,
and leggings always tell the truth.
in this case,
it was a cub who took the stand in jelani maraj’s alleged rape trial.
the 10 year old brother of the alleged victim told his side.
it’s pretty disturbing via page six…
A 10-year-old boy who walked in on the alleged rape of his sister by the brother of rap star Nicki Minaj knew what he witnessed “wasn’t right” — but was threatened to keep his mouth shut, jurors heard Monday.
The youngster, wearing a black tuxedo and clutching a yellow star-shaped toy, bravely took the stand in Jelani Maraj’s rape trial in Nassau County Supreme Court.
He detailed what he saw in a basement bedroom in 2015 — as his family members quietly wept in the gallery.
“What happened was I was looking for [her],” the boy said, referring to his then-11-year-old sister, who has accused Maraj, their stepdad, of repeatedly raping her. “My pencil broke and I didn’t have any others.”
The boy, who was 8 at the time, said his sister’s pants were “around her ankles.”
“I saw his underwear close to his knees,” he testified about Maraj.
Asked by prosecutors what happened next, he quietly said, “I thought it wasn’t right. It looked weird to me, so I ran upstairs.”
Maraj, the boy testified, later found him and slapped him in the face “about 10 times.”
“He asked me if I had seen anything. I said, ‘Yes,’ ” the boy said. “He slapped me on the cheek.”
Maraj — the older brother of the “Super Bass” rapper — then allegedly used the boy’s mother, Jacqueline Robinson, to threaten the boy into silence.
At the time, Maraj was married to Robinson.
“Jelani said I wouldn’t see her again if I told on him,” he said. “His face was kind of mad.”
The boy, whose bedroom was next to his sister’s, also told jurors he’d sometimes hear his door suddenly close at night — and then his sister’s bed creaking.
Defense lawyer David Schwartz tried to poke holes in the little boy’s testimony by getting him to admit the lights were off when he walked in on the alleged rape.
“You would agree that when the light is not on, the room is very dark?” Schwartz asked.
“Yes,” the boy answered.
Prosecutors allege Maraj had sex with the young girl, now 13, as often as four times a week.
if all this is true,
he is out of here.
that testimony is sick.
it looks like nicki might be alleged off that as well via tmz:
Nicki Minaj will absolutely NOT testify in her brother’s child rape trial … despite what her bro’s team suggested during opening arguments last week.
Sources close to Nicki tell TMZ … she won’t be involved in any way in Jelani Maraj’s Long Island court case, where he stands accused of raping an 11-year-old girl — his stepdaughter at the time.
We’re told Minaj never planned to take the stand, and her bro’s legal team telling news outlets she was on their witness list was simply false. There were reports Nicki would testify the alleged victim’s mom tried to extort her for millions.
Jelani’s trial started last week, but the bottom line here is Nicki won’t be anywhere near the proceedings.
i think that’s best.