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Nicki Minaj Scores Legal Win As Court Denies $20 Million Default Judgment In Harassment Case

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Nicki Minaj has reportedly scored a minor victory in the ongoing legal battle between the rapper, her husband Kenneth Petty and his accuser in the 1994 sexual assault conviction, Jennifer Hough.

According to Rolling Stone, a federal clerk for the Eastern District of New York determined that Minaj did not fail to respond to Hough’s lawsuit against her for harassment, thereby denying Hough’s request to fine the couple in default and award a $20 million judgement.

In the court docket, the clerk found Minaj hired a lawyer last week to defend her in the ongoing case but that Petty had “not filed an answer or otherwise moved with respect to the complaint.” In an official sworn statement filed by the Queen rapper, Minaj claimed that she thought she hired a lawyer back in September when initial conversations were had but due to “innocent miscommunications,” there was a delay in paying his retainer.

“My failure to respond to the complaint was the product of an innocent mistake, and I ask the court to excuse the delay so that I can defend what I believe to be an entirely frivolous case,” Minaj explained in her statement.

“I confirm the truth of those portions of [the] defendant’s declaration concerning my role in her failure to secure my services promptly,” attorney Judd Burstein wrote in a related statement.

Despite the court’s findings, Hough’s lawyer Tyrone Blackburn insisted they would continue to move forward with the default motion against Petty for the $20 million.

In a statement to Rolling Stone, Blackburn said: “It’s interesting that Kenneth Petty is currently in the Eastern District of New York suing the state of New York, but he has no respect for this proceeding and no respect for this judge to come forward and to answer for raping Jennifer Hough in 1994 and all the harassment he and his wife and his goons visited upon her since then.”

Back in August, Hough filed a lawsuit against Minaj and Petty in which she alleged the couple attempted to convince her to recant her account that Petty sexually assaulted her through various harassment and intimidation tactics.

She is currently seeking “unspecified damages for the intentional infliction of emotional distress.”

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TV3’s Cookie Tee And Anita Akuffo Allegedly Fighting Over Thiery Nyann : Blogger Drops Insight

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Anonymous Instagram blogger and influencer Aba The Great has revealed that Cookie Tee of Media General and Anita Akuffo of Anita Akuffo are currently at odds over Thiery Nyann, a sports journalist.

According to Aba The Great’s post, Thiery Nyann comes from a good and wealthy family and has a sizable inheritance, so it’s no surprise that Cookie Tee and Anita Akuffo are currently squabbling over who will win his heart.

The bogger went on to say that Thiery Nyann has already been accused of cheating by his alleged girlfriend, Cookie Tee.

She wrote; My guys out here, how do you feel when ladies fight over you? How’s the feeling like? 😂😂😂😂 dude fine like wine 🍷 he’s got very sizable family inheritance 💰 too 🤗.
So who wins our favorite sports presenter, Mr Nyan? Anita Or Cookie? Already My Nyan is receiving Slaps from Cookie for cheating, girl got temper I guess, that could let her loose some points, u know 😂😂😂 If he is single and a good catch, fight for him oooo 😂😂😂
Let the best lady win 😎

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‘I Am Looking For A Man Who Can Cook And Clean 24/7’ : Bridget Otoo

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Bridget Otoo, Ghanaian media personality, has revealed what she looks for in a man before marrying.

Otoo, who works for Metro TV, says she’s looking for a man who will cook and clean all day.

Bridget, 37, has received criticism online in recent years for her single status and her constant advocacy for Ghana’s LGBTQI community.

She took to Twitter to admit that she doesn’t know how to cook and that she would be willing to give any man a chance if he accepted her proposal of cleaning and cooking 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

She wrote;

‘I’m looking for a Ghanaian man, marriageable material who can cook and clean 24/7 to marry.

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‘West Side Story’ Banned In Saudi Arabia And Kuwait Over LGBTQ Character

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The recently released “West Side Story” remake will not be screened in at least two countries over a nonbinary actor feature.

The movie was initially scheduled to open in Saudi Arabia on Dec. 9, just ahead of its North America release on Dec. 10. However it has not been granted a release certificate in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

Censors in other Middle Eastern nations like Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates reportedly requested cuts to the new film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical. However, Walt Disney and 20th Century Studios have decided not to make the cuts, an insider told The Wrap.

The studios reportedly do anticipate that the film will be released in some other countries in the Middle East.

The reason for the ban of the New York-set “Romeo and Juliet” take has not been specified, but The Wrap suggested it’s due to Anybodys, a teenage character written to be transgender and played by actor Iris Menas, who identifies as nonbinary.

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