A judge has signed off on a motion that affirms Drake won’t be required to sit down for deposition in the ongoing XXXTentacion homicide trial.
Last month, defense lawyer Mauricio Padilla, who represents suspect Dedrick Williams, tried to subpoena Drizzle for a deposition after listing him as a celeb witness. Padilla claims Drake was properly served but never showed up.
Last week, the lawyer filed a “order to show cause,” which was granted by a judge and would mandate Drake to be deposed on February 24 over Zoom.
“If deponent Aubrey Drake Graham does not appear to deposition he must appear before this court on Monday (Febuary 27), 2023 at 10 a.m. EST at so the court can determine why he should not be held in contempt,” the order read.
The rapper’s legal crew filed a counter motion on Sunday (February 12), to dismiss the deposition. His lawyer Bradford Cohen argued to a judge that Drake is of no relevance to the case, which a judge finally agreed with and signed off on the motion.
“It is both unreasonable and oppressive to subpoena an out of state party who has not been mentioned in any reports, any investigation, or referenced to have any involvement in this matter,” Cohen wrote in the filing. “To mandate that he appear for deposition for something that he very clearly has no relevant knowledge of is unreasonable.”
Drake is not the only high-profile Hip Hop figure Padilla is trying to bring into the case, having listed Quavo, Joe Budden and 6ix9ine as potential witnesses.