Mystikal's Lawyers Deny He Raped A Woman And Says He's A Victim Of #MeToo

He may have served time for one rape, but Mystikal claims he's innocent of another accusation.

(AllHipHop News) A lawyer for rapper Mystikal is convinced the star has become a victim of the #MeToo movement as he prepares to stand trial for rape and kidnapping charges.

Mystikal, born Michael Tyler, surrendered to police in Shreveport, Louisiana in August 2017 after a warrant was issued for his arrest relating to an alleged sex assault in a casino in October 2016.

He has pleaded not guilty to counts of first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping and will stand trial in May.

Mystikal, who is being held on $3 million bond, appeared in court on Tuesday for a pre-trial hearing.

His lawyer, Joel Pearce, insisted his client was innocent and was only being prosecuted because of the rise of the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct, which hit headlines in late 2017 following the downfall of disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

Arguing against the charges being brought against the rapper, Pearce declared, "I don't think that anyone should be made to stand trial for number one, something they did not do. And number two, something that's caught up in this political movement, the #MeToo movement. Michael is not guilty of anything."

During the court session, Pearce succeeded in having testimonies heard from two witnesses in front of a Caddo Parish District Court Judge and a grand jury in an attempt to back up his case, while a request for discovery relating to social media records is set to be heard on March 6.

Mystikal's associate, Averweone Holman, is also facing the same charges, to which he has also pleaded not guilty, [while a woman named Tenichia Wafford is charged with obstruction of justice in relation to the alleged assault.

She reportedly tried to convince the unnamed victim to drop the rape allegation.

Comments (10)
No. 1-7
London_DaBoss74
London_DaBoss74

HE IS INNOCENT BITCH GO FIND ANOTHER MEAL TICKET🤣🤣

IvaGeeCee-Cee79
IvaGeeCee-Cee79

He didn't do shit. These nasty, broke, stupid ass lying women needs to stop.

Waden
Waden

Who is to say 100% of all rape accusations are true and what’s up with this public hangings... #metoo in all honors... but plz...

Liz1989
Liz1989

He was innocent the first time and is definitely innocent this time. I know him personally. All the times I been with him in his vehicle and at his place he never made me feel scared or uncomfortable. He is a sweet guy and a gentleman



Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
EditorYohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILE…
New Comment
Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
EditorYohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILE…
New Comment
Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
EditorYohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILE…
New Comment
Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
EditorYohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILE…
New Comment
Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
EditorYohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILE…
New Comment
AllHipHop Staff
EditorAllHipHop Staff
New Comment
AllHipHop Staff
EditorAllHipHop Staff
New Comment