The growing legal issues surrounding Mystikal continued when the rapper officially pleaded guilty in connection with the previous July arrest for rape. During her placement hearing earlier today in Louisiana, Mystikal formally pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree rape, false imprisonment, domestic abuse and more.
@RollingStone reports, after pleading not guilty, Joel Pearce, Mystikal’s attorney, further insisted that his client was innocent while questioning several charges against him, including theft. and drug-related crimes. “My client wasn’t even on drugs, so he had absolutely no idea what they were talking about,” Pearce said in a brief interview after the court procedure.
As we reported earlier, Mystikal was arrested again in July after a woman testified that he sexually assaulted her and kept her against her will. Following his arrest, Mystikal was charged with first-degree rape (which carries a life sentence), criminal damage to property, false imprisonment, domestic abuse, strangulation with a battery, simple robbery and more. drug-related crimes.
Mystikal is currently being held at Ascension Parish Prison where he has been since his arrest and he will stay there, as he has not been released on bail. Earlier, attorney Pearce said after the client’s indictment, “It’s an indictment. It means nothing. We look forward to our day in court. “
You’ll remember that this is the third sexual assault case involving Mystikal, with his most recent occurring in 2017 on charges of first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping.