A judge has ruled that Drake does not have to sit for a deposition in the murder case of XXXtentacion.
Judge Michael Usan sided with Drake’s attorneys and he reportedly signed off on an order voiding a subpoena that would have required the star to sit for such a deposition.
“Based on the evidence so far provided in this case, there is video which purports to show the defendants allegedly as participants in the murder of the victim. No evidence has been provided to substantiate the assertion that [Drake] in any way contributed to, had knowledge of, or participated in the alleged incident and to mandate that he appear for deposition for something that he very clearly has no relevant knowledge of is unreasonable,” the judge writes.
Dedrick Williams, Trayvon Newsome, Michael Boatwright, and Robert Allen all face charges in connection with the killing. The attorneys for the alleged killers wanted Drake to appear and a judge granted their motion last week, compelling Drake to sit for the deposition.
“It would appear, based on the names mentioned on the witness list filed by defendant’s counsel, that the intent to subpoena [Drake] is less for the purpose of discovering relevant evidence and testimony, but instead add more layers of celebrity and notoriety to a tragic and unfortunate event,” the star’s lawyers wrote.