Investigator In Young Thug’s YSL Trial Allegedly Sexually Harrassed a Witness

Rasheed Hamilton is accused of using his position to harass and intimidate a witness in the case via text messages.

As the saga continues in Young Thug‘s (Jefferey Williams), YSL RICO trial, it was revealed that an investigator from District Attorney Fani Willis’ office allegedly sexually harassed a witness in text messages, HipHop DX reports.

Investigator Rasheed Hamilton allegedly sent personal messages to a witness identified as A. Bennett, according to a recording played for the jury in court on Monday (April 8), 

Bennett, who first complained about Hamilton’s behavior last month, said that Hamilton tried to “date”  in the hopes of getting her to testify against Thug and his co-defendants.

“Hit me up if you’re bored later. We’re not gonna talk shop,” one text message read.

Keith Adams, one of Thug’s attorneys, addressed the sexual harassment claims during Bennet’s testimony.

“Did he [Wallace] address you as ‘mama’ on more than one occasion?” Adams asked.

“Yes,” Bennett answered.

“And this is February 7 of 2024, this year, when the investigator for the DA’s office is supposed to be talking to you about a case, but in fact, is calling you talking to you about going on a date. Is that true?” Adams asked.

“Yes,” Bennett responded.

In addition to the sexual harassment claims levied at the investigator, Williams' motion to disqualify Chief Deputy District Attorney Adriane Love was denied

Young Thug’s YSL RICO Trial Could Continue Until 2027

According to the filing, Thug’s lawyers argued that the District Attorney’s continued prosecution “seriously threatens Mr. Williams’ Constitutional rights to a fair trial, to confront witnesses, to Due Process and to have the prosecutor impeach a witness based upon her personal interactions without Mr. Williams being able to impeach the prosecutor.”

On Wednesday (April 3), Willis’ office responded to the motion, noting that  Williams “provides no compelling authority for the proposition that her disqualification is required.”

Because of the number of witnesses that the prosecution intends to call, which is more than 150, the defense team argued that the trial could go on until 2027.

Williams and his five co-defendants have been charged with criminal counts of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; possession of codeine with intent to distribute; possession of cocaine; possession of a firearm; and possession of a machine gun.

If found guilty, Williams and his co-defendants could be sentenced to more than 120 years in prison.

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