Just when you thought things couldn’t get any uglier for Meek Mill – they are. The judge responsible for sending the Dreamchasers boss to his two to four-year prison sentence isn’t done turning his life into a nightmare.
New reports claim Judge Genece Brinkley is ready for an all-out legal war against Meek Milly. The now-infamous judge wants payback for getting accused of having a personal motive for sending him to the slammer.
A Philadelphia judge who’s been targeted for months with harsh criticism for sentencing Meek Mill to prison on a probation violation has hired a lawyer who is threatening to sue for defamation. Attorney A. Charles Peruto Jr. said Thursday that Judge Genece Brinkley hired him last week. He says Mill’s legal team has been making baseless claims to the media about the judge’s personal and professional conduct. (New York Post)
Earlier in the week, reports claimed Judge Brinkley may not have pressured Meek into dropping his Roc Nation management to join forces with alleged affiliate Charlie Mack.
It was Meek’s probation officer — not the judge — who was pushing during the in-chambers hearing for Meek to embrace Mack, arguing Mack was a good influence on Meek and was turning his life around … this according to the transcript. The probation officer said, “What I like about Charlie, he is not invested in Meek Mills. He is invested in Robert Williams [Meek’s real name].” Judge Brinkley did not advocate for Mack. To the contrary, she tried distancing herself, saying she was not going to get involved in terms of who should manage or advise him. The judge said, “I don’t want the record to suggest who your management is or is not.” (TMZ)
In a weekend interview, music mogul JAY-Z spoke up on defending Meek Mill amid his four-year-prison sentence.
“Meek is a beacon. He’s a vessel. The light goes through, he brings attention to this issue because this is not the first time this has happened. Unfortunately in America this happens to black and brown people way too often. When you’re on probation, you’re on this paper, you do a crime, you do whatever time you do. Then you’re on paper. He’s been on probation for 11 years. 11 years. So, it’s almost like you’re tethered to this thing and they’re just waiting for you to do something wrong because every time you do something wrong, [Meek Mill] popped a wheelie. He was shooting a video and he popped a wheelie in the street which is a minor offense and it’s like, your kid goes to a skateboard park and skates where he wasn’t supposed to and someone gives him two years in prison. Again, Meek comes from a tough neighborhood so he’s been through his trials and tribulations we’re not sitting here professing he’s some angel but in this particular incident, the whole system has to be reworked.” (CNN)
— CNN (@CNN) January 28, 2018
A few days ago, Meek issued a statement about his Philadelphia Eagles making it to Super Bowl LII.
Statement on Eagles from rapper Meek Mill, whose "Dreams and Nightmares" has become like an anthem for the Eagles: pic.twitter.com/srCu06jBzN
— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) January 25, 2018