Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Drake Files Motion to Avoid XXXTentacion Deposition

Last week the judge in the XXXTentacion murder trial ordered Drake to sit for a deposition after the defense tried to link him to the case [click here if you missed that]. 

Drake files a motion to strike the order...

In a motion filed over the weekend, an attorney for rapper Aubrey “Drake” Graham said his client should not have to appear for a deposition related to the murder trial for three men accused of killing rapper XXXTentacion, and asked the judge to quash an order that would require him to do so.
After XXXTentacion — whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy — was killed, speculation began running wild about who was behind the slaying. Eventually, the Broward Sheriff’s Office arrested four men: Dedrick Williams, Trayvon Newsome, Michael Boatwright, and Robert Allen.
But, at the time of the killing, some fans postulated that the robbery and murder were somehow linked to “beefs” Onfroy had with other rappers, including Drake and the group Migos.
Onfroy’s mother did say under oath that, at the time of her son’s death, she had been scared for his safety because of the conflicts with the other rappers, and wanted him to bring security with him at the time.
Still, prosecutors said they have no reason to believe Drake or Migos were involved in the murder and that this was a crime of opportunity, not a part of a larger plot to kill the young rapper.
During motion hearings before the murder trial began, an attorney for Williams, Mauricio Padilla, did mention several times that he wanted to depose Drake to dig into this potential angle for a defense and asked the court to help compel the rapper to do so.
In response, an attorney for Drake filed the motion to set aside that court order, saying the paperwork was not served properly and pointing to the fact that there is no evidence “to substantiate the assertion that (Drake) in any way contributed to, had knowledge of, or participated in the alleged incident.”
It continues by saying that mandating “he appear for something that he very clearly has no relevant knowledge of is unreasonable.”


Anonymous said...

They waste too much $ on legal fees.

Anonymous said...

let the jury decide

Shafrika Lights said...

He had a motive, that's enough.

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