Exclusive: Inmate Swears Conspiracy In Jimmy Henchman "Snitch" Lawsuit, "There's No Way This Is True"
Sunday, Oct 17, 2010 11:31PM
SOHH has obtained an alleged affidavit from an inmate at Ray Brook FCI (Federal Correctional Institution) who claims the New York Daily News and a contributing writer have conspired to ruin the career of hip-hop manager Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond.
According to the affidavit, the source claims other inmates were also contacted to help conspire against Rosemond by former Los Angeles Times writer Chuck Phillips dating back to 2005.
"[I swear that] the main focus of Chuck Phillips investigation was about Jimmy Rosemond and his involvement with the Tupac shooting in 1994. I told Chuck to contact James Sabatino because I didn't want to get involve at the time, and knew it would be more believable if information was coming from James Sabatino than me. Sabatino did not know Jimmy Rosemond at all and I told Sabatino everything I knew about Jimmy Rosemond so he could relay it to Chuck Phillips. At the same time I along with Sabatino created fake documents involving Jimmy Rosemond in the Tupac shooting. At the same time we gave him documents that implied Jimmy Rosemond was an informant. We also filed documents to the courts in Jimmy Rosemond and Puffy name. Chuck Phillips really wanted to tie Jimmy Rosemond, Tut and Puff to the shooting, so James Sabatino put himself in the studio when the shooting happen. After everything happened with Smoking Gun and they found out that the documents were fake, I and James Sabatino was transferred from Allenwood USP. Chuck Phillips contacted me again in Canaan USP and he asked if the other documents he had were tampered with. I told him I didn't know what he was talking about. I wasn't sure if he was trying to set me up with the authorities. After building back Chuck Phillips confidence again he made it very clear to me that he was working on something big on Jimmy Rosemond and if I was willing to help expose Jimmy Rosemond as a snitch." (SOHH)
The inmate's affidavit also claims Rosemond was informed of Phillips' intentions.
"Even though I wasn't talking to Jimmy Rosemond and was upset with him I reached out to him to let him know what Chuck Phillips was up to but could not get in touch with him. I sent letters and had my family reach out to him also. Chuck Phillips got in touch with me around Jan. of 20i0 and told me about a reporter name Alliron Gendar...Chuck and Allison stayed in contact with me through email and letters. I have these letters as proof of correspondence. One of the things they wanted me to say is that Jimmy Rosemond testified on me during my trial. I made it very clear that he didn't and I had no proof of this especially because Jimmy Rosemond was not my co-defendant or a part of my case. Furthermore, Jimmy Rosemond had no knowledge of the crimes I allegedly committed even though we were friends. I did get in touch with Jimmy and told him that Chuck Phillips and Allison were going to drop something on him the month of June...When the article came out on September 13th I notice that they said that Jimmy Rosemond testified on someone but never mentioned no names but can strongly assume because of the conversations I had with both Chuck Phillips and Allison Gendar that they were implying that Jimmy Rosemond testified on me. There is no way that this is true and it's a direct lie againstJimmy Rosemond. I received several emails from Chuck Phillips after the article and he was very happy and said that he will ruin Jimmy Rosemond. I have contacted my counselor to get all my e-mail correspondence from my jail e-mail to give to Jimmy Rosemond attorney. I also have letters with Chuck Phillips dated back to 2006. I have no problem passing this to his attorneys. This Statement is being made under no duress." (SOHH)
Last month, the New York Daily News reported Rosemond has cooperated with authorities in the past.
One of Rosemond's former lawyers even cited his repeated cooperation with the authorities in asking for leniency in a Los Angeles gun case. He noted that Rosemond's dime-dropping helped Brooklyn prosecutors send a man to jail - exactly what the "stop snitching" campaign rails against. Investigators say it's hypocrisy: Rosemond dishes when it suits him, yet makes a fortune off artists like Game (real name Jayceon Terrell Taylor), who titled a 2005 album "Stop Snitchin/Stop Lyin." This is what the court records show: While Rosemond was held on a drug and gun case in North Carolina in 1996, four inmates plotted a jailbreak and asked him to join. He alerted authorities and spent several days in solitary to avoid retribution, his lawyer at the time wrote in court papers obtained by The News from federal archives. In 1997, facing bail-jumping charges in New York, Rosemond gave information about crooked jail officials who altered paperwork to let him post bail. He made "several monitored phone calls to one of the correction officers,"but the target was suspicious and "reluctant to speak with Mr. Rosemond," court papers said. (New York Daily News)
Rosemond later showed SOHH legal documents of requested monetary damages he is now seeking from the published article.
"Plaintiff James Rosemond demands judgement against Defendants Daily News and Philips as follows: (a) An awards of actual and special damages on the first cause of action in an amount to be determined at trial, but not less than $10 million, plus interest; (b) An awards of actual and special damages on the second cause of action in an amount to be determined at trail, but not less than $10 million, plus interest; (c) An award of punitive, or exemplary damages, on both causes of action in an amount to be determined at trial, but not less than $100 million, plus interest; (d) Such other and further relief as the Court deems just and proper, including an award of costs and reasonable attorneys' fees." (SOHH)
Check out a past Jimmy Rosemond interview below: