Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty's accuser Jennifer Hough says she is 'tired of ...

Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty's accuser Jennifer Hough says she is 'tired of ...
Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty's accuser Jennifer Hough says she is 'tired of ...

Jennifer Hough, the woman who accused Nicki Minaj's husband Kenneth Petty of rape in 1994, appeared on "The Real Wednesday in a comprehensive interview saying she's 'tired of being afraid' as she opened up about her experiences with both Minaj and Petty, past and present.

The appearance came on the heels of Hough, 43, filing a suit against the couple in New York last month, accusing them of harassment, witness intimidation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. 

Hough in the suit also named Petty specifically for sexual assault, over the September 16, 1994 attack, according to TMZ.

The latest: Jennifer Hough, the woman who accused Nicki Minaj's husband Kenneth Petty of rape in 1994, appeared on The Real Wednesday in a comprehensive interview saying she's 'tired of being afraid' as she opened up about her experiences with both, past and present

Minaj and her husband Kenneth Petty, pictured in February 2020 before his arrest, are accused of harassing the woman Petty attempted to rape in 1995

The latest: Jennifer Hough, 43, the woman who accused Nicki Minaj's husband Kenneth Petty of rape in 1994, appeared on The Real Wednesday in a comprehensive interview saying she's 'tired of being afraid' as she opened up about her experiences with both, past and present 

'I felt like the actions that were taken in regards to this whole situation, have put me in a different type of fear at my age now,' Hough said on the show. 'It was wrong. And I don't want to be afraid anymore, so the only way not to be afraid is to continue to speak up.'

Hough, who appeared with her lawyer Tyrone A. Blackburn, said that she filed the $500,000 suit against the couple in a move to make clear 'they were wrong' in their interactions with her.

She said of Petty: 'He did something a long time ago and he had consequences that he was supposed to stick with. What they did to me and my family wasn't OK.

'It wasn't right and it doesn't matter how much money you have. It doesn't matter what your status is, you can't intimidate people to make things go better for you. And that's what they did.'

The appearance came on the heels of Hough, 43, filing a suit against the couple in New York last month, accusing them of harassment, witness intimidation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress

The appearance came on the heels of Hough, 43, filing a suit against the couple in New York last month, accusing them of harassment, witness intimidation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress 

Minaj reportedly started dating Petty after he got out of prison, when he was 21 and she was just 16. The couple are pictured together in February 2019

Minaj reportedly started dating Petty after he got out of prison, when he was 21 and she was just 16. The couple are pictured together in February 2019 

In the emotional appearance, Hough explained the details of the 1994 incident in Jamaica, Queens, New York, which led to Petty's conviction the following year when he entered a guilty plea to attempted rape

In the emotional appearance, Hough explained the details of the 1994 incident in Jamaica, Queens, New York, which led to Petty's conviction the following year when he entered a guilty plea to attempted rape

Hough said that she was coming forward to set an example for her daughters amid the traumatic life experiences.

'I want my daughters to know that as they grow, as they experience life as they come in contact with friends, family, strangers whatever, that they'll have the strength to know that they have a voice, and they should use it,' she said. 'And don't ever let anybody try to silence them.'

In the emotional appearance, Hough explained the details of the 1994 incident in Jamaica, Queens, New York, which led to Petty's conviction the following year when he entered a guilty plea to attempted rape.

Hough said she was 16 when she was walking alongside Petty and that 'before you know it, he was grabbing a hold of my jacket.

'I felt something in my back so I just assumed there was a gun,' she said. 'And I started walking. And I'm pleading with him the whole way, trying to understand what he wants.'

She explained the details of the alleged sexual assault, as she said Petty told her that she 'knew what he wanted' prior to the attack.

'I didn't know why it didn't dawn on me to like really fight,' she said on the show. 'I just held on to my pants and he held my arms down and squeezed the sides of my stomach so hard. I let go and as soon as I let go he grabbed my pants. It was like a tug of war and after a while I just got tired.'

Hough said Petty 'stood in the mirror and beat his chest' following the attack, after which she told a guard at a nearby school, who contacted police, leading to Petty's arrest at the house.

Hough, who appeared with her lawyer Tyrone A. Blackburn, said that she filed the $500,000 suit against the couple in a move to make clear 'they were wrong' in their interactions with her

Hough, who appeared with her lawyer Tyrone A. Blackburn, said that she filed the $500,000 suit against the couple in a move to make clear 'they were wrong' in their interactions with her 

Hough said that she was dismayed when Minaj and Petty wed October 21, 2019, as she felt 'so afraid of being known as the person [Petty] violated'

Hough said that she was dismayed when Minaj and Petty wed October 21, 2019, as she felt 'so afraid of being known as the person [Petty] violated'

In regards to allegations Petty's relatives made that the pair was dating at the time of the incident, Hough said they 'were never in a relationship' and 'never had no type of romantic anything.

'We never talked on the phone. We never hung out together. I just knew him from the neighborhood.'

Hough said she looked to drop the charges in an effort to quell pressure from the situation that she blamed herself over, and that 'shortly after that,' she moved out of New York.

Asked if she felt that justice was served in the case, Petty said, 'I don't think I thought about justice per se, because I was still blaming myself.

'And thought it was something that I did or didn't do. I don't think I thought about if I got justice. I just knew he did what he did and he went to jail and I had to leave my family. I had to leave my home. And I had to move away.'

Hough said that she was dismayed when Minaj and Petty wed October 21, 2019, as she felt 'so afraid of being known as the person [Petty] violated.'

She said she was 'so afraid of being found out,' and 'so afraid of being known as the person he violated.

'And I didn't want that. You know, it's Nicki Minaj. I didn't want that to reflect on my children.'

Hough said that she was dismayed when Minaj and Petty wed October 21, 2019, as she felt 'so afraid of being known as the person [Petty] violated'

Hough said that she was dismayed when Minaj and Petty wed October 21, 2019, as she felt 'so afraid of being known as the person [Petty] violated'

The victim first came forward with her alarming allegations in an interview with the Daily Beast in March, using only her first name, Jennifer. In January she posted a video (pictured) showing her face for the first time, in which she tearfully pleaded: 'Tell your f**king people to leave my family alone ¿ leave me and my family the f**k alone'

The victim first came forward with her alarming allegations in an interview with the Daily Beast in March, using only her first name, Jennifer. In January she posted a video (pictured) showing her face for the first time, in which she tearfully pleaded: 'Tell your f**king people to leave my family alone … leave me and my family the f**k alone'

In regards to a 2018 social media post from Minaj downplaying the incident, she said, 'It was like reliving it again because it was a lie - it wasn't true.

'We both were 16. We were never in a relationship.

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