Judge in Meek Mill Case Threatens to Sue Rapper Over His Extortion Claims
XXL speaks to Meek Mill's lawyer, Joe Tacopina, who sets the record straight on Judge Genece Brinkley, whom he feels is using unethical intimidation tactics in her position of power. Tacopina plans to file papers in a higher court in the upcoming week to get the rapper out on bail.
The judge in Meek Mill's legal case is prepared to clap back at the Dreamchasers MC in court as a result of his legal team trying to label her practices unethical in an attempt to get his sentence overturned.
Judge Genece Brinkley, the woman who presided over the Philly rapper's probation hearing and sentenced him to two to four years in prison for violating his probation, has hired big-time Pennsylvania lawyer A. Charles Peruto Jr.,to help fight her battle if need be.
Peruto recently chopped it up with TMZ on Feb. 7, where he laid out Brinkley's claim. Meek had alleged the judge used bias when sentencing him to two to four years in prison, last year, claiming she is a failed actress who tried to persuade Meek to work with her associates, only to violate him when he declined to do so.
Peruto calls those claims lies. "[Meek Mill's lawyer] is a circus clown," says Peruto. "He wasn't there, yet he gave all sorts of interviews saying the judge had this discussion, tried to coax Meek into switching managers. It didn't happen."
On the request of Meek's team, Brinkley was recently ordered to give up documents they claim would prove their point. Peruto says otherwise, claiming actually the opposite is true.
"As soon as I got back and I read the transcript, I told the judge to release the transcript, because it completely flies in the face of his allegations," Peruto notes. "He is not representing Meek Mill the proper way. He should fight these things in court and not have TV and newspaper publicity surrounding how bad the judge is. This is a very ethical jurist. And he's going to get nowhere."
While the legal shenanigans continue, Meek's music, in particular his "Dreams and Nightmares (Intro)," recently received a boost in streams thanks to the Philadelphia Eagles running out to the track during the 2018 Super Bowl.
See what Brinkley's attorney had to say about the situation below.
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