A Louisiana expansive assemblage connected Wednesday indicted rapper Mystikal connected first-degree rape charges, according to reports.
The alleged intersexual battle occurred connected July 30, erstwhile authorities accidental the rapper, whose sanction is Michael Lawrence Tyler, held a pistillate against her volition successful his Prairieville home, according to The New Orleans Advocate. Mystikal is present facing a mandatory beingness condemnation nether authorities instrumentality if convicted, Rolling Stone reported.
“It’s an indictment,” his lawyer Joel Pearce said Wednesday. “It means nothing. We look guardant to our time successful court.”
The 51-year-old rapper was arrested connected July 31 and has been held astatine the Ascension Parish Jail ever since. He faces 9 different transgression counts including home maltreatment artillery by strangulation, robbery, transgression harm to property, respective drug-related offenses and mendacious imprisonment.
An Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesperson told Baton Rouge CBS affiliate WAFB that detectives interviewed the accuser astatine a section infirmary soon aft the alleged assault. She not lone bore injuries accordant with her claims, but identified Mystikal arsenic her assailant, the sheriff’s bureau said.
Sheriff’s Det. Garrett Keith testified connected Aug. 2 that the pistillate visited Mystikal’s location astatine 8 p.m. connected July 30 to sermon alleged fiscal dealings they made, according to The Associated Press. Keith said she told him Mystikal choked her, apologized, cleansed her of “bad spirits” with rubbing intoxicant and raped her.
Mystikal fired his archetypal lawyer erstwhile a justice denied him enslaved during a proceeding successful August. He yet hired Pearce, who represented Mystikal during different intersexual battle lawsuit successful 2017.
The rapper has been charged with first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping before.
In 2016, a pistillate alleged Mystikal raped her portion she was intoxicated. The rapper was held successful jailhouse for 18 months, opening successful August 2017, earlier being released connected a $3 cardinal enslaved successful 2019 aft caller grounds was presented to a 2nd expansive jury. The charges were dismissed successful 2020, according to the AP.
Mystikal besides antecedently pleaded blameworthy to and was convicted of intersexual artillery successful 2003. He spent six years successful situation for the transgression and is simply a beingness registered enactment offender. He was sentenced to 90 days for home maltreatment successful 2012.