DMX lawyer claims alleged robbery victim offered him drugs

April 8, 2015 12:14 pm

A 21 year old Newark man on Sunday April 5th accused DMX of robbing him after he struck up a
conversation with the rapper at a New Jersey gas station. (Read here). Now, DMX’s lawyer is claiming the robbery story is not story, saying the fan offered  DMX drugs before calling the police…

From NJ.com

An attorney for rapper DMX says two men claiming they were robbed by the
hip-hop star Sunday morning offered him drugs before contacting police.

Bronx-based Murray Richman, whose long list of clients has included
Jay-Z and members of the Lucchese family, told NJ Advance Media
that the allegations the rapper shook them down for $3,200 in cash were
“completely bogus.”

“He doesn’t have a gun. There’s video tape on the scene. I imagine the
police have it. I don’t get it,” he said.Richman said he had spoken with
DMX, also known as Earl Simmons, who
told him he and a group of associates that included two former New York
City police officers stopped at the gas station following a headlining
spot at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Saturday night.

It was there that he met the two alleged victims, who recognized him
and asked to pose for pictures, he added. The men eventually offered the
rapper drugs, according to Richman, which he refused due to his past
struggles with addiction.

“He had a problem in the past. These guys thought they were being
cool with him,” he said, adding that DMX told him he left the scene
promptly after refusing the offer.
The account differs from the one provided by the 21-year-old victim, who
told police the two had a brief conversation before DMX demanded the
victim show him what was in his pockets.
A member of the rapper’s entourage then allegedly flashed a handgun, he claims, prompting him to turn over the cash.

A friend who was with the alleged victim at the time has spoken out in
his defense, saying the large amount of money taken was from a freshly
cashed paycheck.

Newark police were on scene at the McCarter Highway Exxon today
gathering the video. An investigation into the incident remains active,
though no charges have been filed against DMX or anyone else, police
confirmed.

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