(AllHipHop News) The nationwide coverage surrounding Meek Mill's prison sentence is apparently taking its toll on the judge presiding over the case.
Judge Genece Brinkley has been the subject of national headlines after she sent Meek to prison for violating the terms of his 2008 probation for a drug and gun conviction.
Meek's lawyer Joseph Tacopina maintains the judge send him to jail after he refused to sign a deal to leave Roc Nation Management, in favor of a deal with local veteran Charlie Mack.
Meek also maintains Judge Genece Brinkley ordered him to record a tribute song in her honor and retaliated against him when he refused the request.
Celebrities and activists like Jay-Z, Rev. Al Sharpton, and Colin Kaepernick denounced the judge and the prison sentence.
All of the negative publicity has had an impact on the judge according to her new lawyer A. Charles Peruto Jr.
Even though the trial is taking a toll on Judge Genece Brinkley, she obviously has no plans to step down.
“She conducted hearing after hearing after hearing before she gave him a two-year sentence,” A. Charles Peruto Jr. said. “It’s not like she rushed to judgment.”
Those claims were given some serious credibility, after one of Judge Genece Brinkley's Court Clerk's admitted to asking Meek for money, during his sentencing hearing.
Wanda Chavarria admitted she slipped Meek a letter as he was being sentenced, while requesting college tuition money for her son.
Meek Mill's lawyer Joseph Tacopina welcomed any legal action Judge Genece Brinkley may initiate.
“We look forward to a lawsuit from the judge and taking this to court, where she will have to be deposed under oath and speak the truth,” he said in an email. “We are not shocked that Judge Brinkley has resorted to this tactic.”