Minaj’s Brother Accused of Raping Stepdaughter
The 14-year-old former stepdaughter of Jelani Maraj (38) claims that when she was eleven years old she was repeatedly raped by her then-stepfather, Maraj. According to Newsday the girl alleges that he raped her “repeatedly between April and November of 2015.” The alleged sexual abuse is said to have happened while the girl’s mother (Maraj’s ex-wife) was at work.
“I thought he would send me away from my mother… That’s what he said would actually happen. So I didn’t say anything,” the girl told prosecutors in court.
The young girl said she didn’t tell her mother about the alleged sexual assaults nor did she try to stop her from marrying Mr. Maraj.
Maraj’s ex and her daughter both deny allegations that the family was trying to extort $25 million from Nicki Minaj. Maraj’s defence attorney is claiming that the woman wanted the money from Nicki Minaj in order to make the charges go away.
Maraj was first arrested in 2016 when the alleged victim’s 8-year-old brother told a social worker that he saw the “man’s private parts touching his sister.”