Drake was ordered by a Florida choose final week to seem for a deposition within the homicide case of XXXtentacion, he’s now preventing the order via his attorneys, who declare that he has no connection to the homicide and it’s unreasonable to make him seem for a deposition.
4 males have been charged within the homicide of XXXtentacion – Dedrick Williams, Trayvon Newsome, Michael Boatwright, and Robert Allen. In December, Williams’ lawyer, Mauricio Padilla, included Drake, actual identify Aubrey Graham, on a witness listing. He later argued to the court docket that Drake was a vital witness as a result of the police had not adequately investigated an alleged feud between him and XXXtentacion.
In a 2018 social media put up, which was later deleted, XXXtentacion wrote that “if anybody tries to kill me it was @champagnepapi,” which is Drake’s Instagram deal with. He later claimed his account had been hacked.
Padilla subpoenaed Drake to seem for a deposition in January and claimed that Drake didn’t present up. Subsequently, Decide Michael Usan ordered Drake to seem at a deposition on February 24 or be charged with contempt. The choose discovered that Padilla had made a adequate displaying to permit the deposition to happen however indicated that the deposition might be restricted in scope and that the transcript would stay sealed.
A deposition is an out-of-court examination of a witness transcribed by a stenographer, which can be utilized in court docket beneath sure circumstances.
Drake’s attorneys filed a movement on Sunday looking for to overturn the order, arguing that Drake was not required to seem as a result of he was by no means correctly served with the subpoena and there was no proof displaying that he had any information related to the case. They claimed that the protection counsel was merely attempting to carry large movie star names into the prospect to make headlines.
Drake’s movement is awaiting a choice by the choose.
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