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Rapper Mystikal Seeks Gag Order in Rape Case

March 22, 2023 | By Kali Girl

According to Hip Hop DX, New Orleans rapper, Mystikal, has recently requested for a gag order to be put in place to safeguard his privacy in the ongoing rape and false imprisonment case in Ascension Parish.

The rapper’s attorney, Tiffany Myles Crosby, filed the request on March 16th. Mystikal was charged with first-degree rape and nine additional criminal counts by a grand jury in September 2022.

Should the gag order be granted, attorneys for either side would be prohibited from making public comments regarding the recent case to “any individual or entity,” including media outlets like radio, television or newspapers. The gag order would also apply to “all potential witnesses and law enforcement officials who either will or might testify at the trial of this case or who have information” about it.

In addition to the rape charge, Mystikal faces several other charges, including false imprisonment, domestic abuse battery by strangulation, simple robbery, possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, and illegal possession of Xanax.

If found guilty, he could face a mandatory life sentence under state law.

Mystikal, whose real name is Michael Lawrence Tyler, has pleaded not guilty to all charges and is seeking to protect his privacy amidst the ongoing legal proceedings.

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