Young Thug Trial: DA Investigator Caught Flirting With Female Witness Via Text

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Yet another controversy the prosecution is catching heat for.

The Young Thug is once again showing that there's far more wrong going on within it that has nothing to do with the subject of the trial itself. Moreover, the court recently saw text message exchanges between an investigator from the Fulton County District Attorney's office and a female witness. Specifically, Investigator Rasheed Hamilton flirted with this woman, whom authorities arrested in order to get her to testify last month after she refused to cooperate, and following complaints, Thugger's lawyers were able to obtain these messages. She testified that Hamilton harassed her in the same conversation in which they discussed the possibility of becoming a witness against the YSL collective's six remaining defendants.

Furthermore, this pattern highlights the poor treatment of this witness throughout this process, as her testimony saw her claim that she was forced to testify despite her mental health struggles. In addition, there was also a dispute over whether or not the witness expressed to tell the judge he "can kiss her a**," which prosecutors stand by. However, Young Thug's defense argued on Monday (April 8) that this wasn't the case, and that she complained about this harassment and requested a call with the judge. Text message exchanges also emerged between the witness and Adriane Love, the Chief Deputy D.A. and the lead prosecutor in this case, which weren't as bad as Hamilton's advances but still suggested foul play, the defense believes.

Young Thug Trial Tackles Inappropriate Flirting From Investigator To Witness

Young Thug's lawyer Keith Adams believes that Love's personal messages to the witness indicate an unabashed attempt to win a witness' favor in a criminal prosecution. The opposing side found these messages to be irrelevant to the trial, and simply niceties. Still, it seems like Judge Ural Glanville will not find these messages to be of much relevance, as Love was permitted to stay as lead prosecutor despite the rapper's attorney, Brian Steel, questioning her witness interactions. What should've been a one or two-day testimony became so much more due to issues between the defense and the prosecution.

Meanwhile, this also follows complaints against the judge's alleged bias from the defensive side. While this trial seems no closer to a resolution, we fear that this is only the beginning. Hopefully one day, some bond or bail can fall on the cards. For more news and the latest updates on the Young Thug trial, come back to HNHH.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.