Suge Knight Accuses Prosecutors of Wiretapping His Phone Calls
Marion “Suge” Knight, who is currently in jail awaiting his trial for murder, is accusing prosecutors and the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department of eavesdropping into his phone conversations with his attorneys.
According to U.K.’s Daily Mail, Suge filed a petition, alleging that prosecutors and the Sheriff’s Dept. “have secretly listened to every word” he’s had with his lawyers since Aug. 22, 2016. The former rap mogul contends that they are spying on his attorney-client privileged conversations while he’s in jail.
Knight is asking a judge to throw out all court orders - the eavesdropping and limited jail visits because they were made by a judge who later recused himself from the case.
Knight's latest motion follows a bevy of strange revelations in the case. Last October, transcripts were revealed that Knight allegedly threatened the life of F. Gary Gray, who directed the N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton.
According to Gray's testimony during a grand jury hearing in February 2017, Knight made criminal threats against the director during the production of the N.W.A biopic back in August 2014. Gray was so shook by Knight's threatening messages that he spent nearly two days dodging questions about the incident during his grand jury testimony.
Meanwhile, Knight’s girlfriend, Toi-Lin Kelly, pleaded no contest to conspiracy to violate a court order by selling the hit-and-run tape to TMZ. A Los Angeles judge sentenced Ms. Kelly to 100 hours of community service. She must also pay $55,000 to a hamburger stand in Compton, Calif., that provided the surveillance video.
Suge Knight's murder trial is expected to begin next week.