Legal Woes: Nicki Minaj and Husband's Backstage Assault Case 

Court's Ruling: Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty were ordered to pay $500,000 in damages following a default judgment in a lawsuit concerning an alleged backstage assault. 

Victim's Allegations: Security guard Thomas Weidenmuller accused Petty of breaking his jaw during a 2019 concert in Frankfurt, Germany, after intervening in a dispute involving Minaj. 

Incident Details: Weidenmuller claims Minaj threw a shoe at him, and Petty subsequently assaulted him, causing severe injuries that required multiple surgeries and ongoing medical treatment. 

Damage Awarded: The court awarded Weidenmuller $503,318 in damages, reduced from his initial request of $721,000 for medical expenses and emotional distress. 

Failure to Respond: Minaj and Petty did not respond to the lawsuit, leading to a default judgment against them. 

Service Attempts: Weidenmuller's lawyers made several unsuccessful attempts to serve Minaj and Petty with the lawsuit, resorting to publishing the summons in a newspaper. 

Petty's Legal Issues: Kenneth Petty faced previous legal troubles, including house arrest and probation for making threatening remarks and failing to register as a sex offender. 

1. Ongoing Impact: The court's ruling underscores the legal ramifications of the alleged assault, adding to the couple's legal challenges and public scrutiny.

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