News: Jimmy Henchman's Lawyer On 2Pac Shooting Accusation, "It's A Flat Out Lie"
Thursday, Jun 16, 2011 10:45AM
Less than 24 hours after the shocking revelation that incarcerated felon Dexter Isaac was ordered by music mogul Jimmy Rosemond to shoot Tupac Shakur in the mid-1990's, an attorney has stepped forward to deny the accusations.
Despite Isaac's confession, Rosemond's attorney is convinced he is lying.
"It's a flat out lie," Rosemond's lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman told the Daily News. "Dexter Isaac is not claiming this 17 years later to clear his conscience. He's doing it because he's told anybody who will listen he doesn't want to die in prison. He has kids and wants to work off his sentence. He can't be trusted." (New York Daily News)
Yesterday, Isaac said his motivation for confessing was to bring closure to Pac's family.
"I want to apologize to his family [Tupac Shakur] and for the mistake I did for that sucker [Jimmy Henchman]," Dexter Isaac told AllHipHop.com from prison. "I am trying to clean it up to give [Tupac and Biggie's] mothers some closure." Isaac said he was comfortable going on record relating to the robbery and shooting, since the statute of limitations had expired. Legally, no one can be prosecuted for the assault at this time. Isaac was a lifelong friend of Jimmy Henchmen, who helped the former mogul set up his first company, Henchman Entertainment, in 1989. (All Hip Hop)
Pac's 1994 shooting was initially reported as an attempted robbery.
Trouble really began for Tupac after he was shot November 30th, 1994 at 12:20 a.m. It set the grounds for his beef with Biggie/Puffy and Bad Boy Records. He was shot 5 times in a recording studio in Times Square. There were many theories on this shooting. The media largely portrayed the shooting as a standard robbery, in which Tupac went for his gun, and was shot. (All Eyez On Me)
In the past, former Los Angeles Times writer Chuck Phillips accused Rosemond of being a conspirator in the 1994 shooting.
If the name Chuck Phillips sounds familiar, it's because he's as infamous for slinging questionable articles as Drake is for dropping love songs. In 2008, Phillips was fired from the LA Times after alleging that Notorious B.I.G., Diddy and Czar Entertainment head Jimmy Rosemond knew that Tupac Shakur would be attacked at New York's Quad Studios in 1994. (MTV)
Check out some past Jimmy Rosemond footage down below: