Prosecutor: “Suge” Knight’s Girlfriend Sold Video of Him Running Down Two Men

by: Michael Balsamo Associated Press
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say Marion “Suge” Knight’s girlfriend and a business partner violated a court order by selling surveillance video of the rap mogul running down two men in his truck to celebrity news website TMZ for $55,000.

FILE – In this June 22, 2016 photo Toilin Kelly speaks as she is interviewed by The Associated Press about her fiance Marion “Suge” Knight at his defense attorney’s offices in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles. Toilin Kelly and Mark Blankenship, a business partner, have been charged with violating a court order by selling video evidence that is under seal in connection with the murder trial of former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. Kelly allegedly reached a deal worth $55,000 and TMZ posted the video on its site. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

A judge had issued a protective order in the case, barring evidence from being disclosed publicly.

Los Angeles County prosecutors said Wednesday that Toilin Kelly and Mark Blankenship face conspiracy to violate a court order and other charges.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Kelly or Blankenship had attorneys who could comment.

One man died during the incident outside a Compton burger stand in 2015.

Knight has said he acted in self-defense and pleaded not guilty to a murder charge. He is awaiting trial.

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