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Naughty or Nice?
|BATON ROUGE, La.||
New Orleans rapper Mystikal was sentenced Thursday to six years in jail after pleading guilty to a sexual battery charge.
Mystikal, whose real name is Michael Tyler, appeared for sentencing in state court in Baton Rouge. An earlier hearing was delayed after his attorney discovered the judge had watched Tyler’s videotape of the attack.
Defense attorney David Bourland said Tyler pleaded guilty after he was promised that the videotape would not be shown to anyone, including District Judge Tony Marabella. Now Tyler wants to change his plea.
Tyler and two bodyguards videotaped themselves in forced sex acts with Tyler’s hairstylist after an argument with her.
Tyler accused the woman of stealing $80,000 worth of his checks. The woman denies the accusation.
Bourland said his client would not have entered a plea if he knew the tape was going to be shown. He said the tape is inflammatory and doesn’t “reflect the entirety of the events.”
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