Nicki Minaj’s Brother Hit With Divorce As He Faces Prison For ‘Raping A 12-Year-Old’
Nicki Minaj’s brother has been slapped with divorce papers from his wife of a year just months after he was arrested over accusations that he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl.
Jelani Maraj, 37, was arrested last December for allegedly raping the girl in Long Island, New York, on more than one occasion in 2015.He faces 15 years to life in prison if he is convicted.
According to Daily Mail,on August 18, Maraj’s wife, Jacqueline Robinson, filed divorce papers in Nassau County, just days before the couple would have celebrated their one-year anniversary.
The divorce is labeled ‘Uncontested Matrimonial’, meaning both parties agree to divorce and may have already reached an agreement over the division of their assets and property. The case is still pending in New York court.
When Maraj was arrested in December 2015, Minaj, 33, posted his $100,000 bond. The bond was guaranteed by Minaj’s two homes she owns in nearby Baldwin, New York.
At the time, Maraj argued that the 12-year-old girl who accused him of rape confused him for a different man.
Last week, he was given four days to decide if he will take a 15 year plea deal, which prosecutors offered him last month, the New York Daily News reported.