Kevin Gates is Sentenced to 6 Months for Kicking Fan! His Wife Rants About Sentencing But Posts A Video that Looks Even Worse! (Video and Rant)
THE SECOND BLOW TO THE DEFENSE
Despite Gates’ attempt to use Florida’s stand your ground law as defense, he was still found guilty. One of the biggest factors was the head of security for Rumor’s Nightclub.
Joe Haily testified that Gates’s own security team made no special requests for barricades or barriers and that if fans touching him really was a problem, he had plenty of room to back up to the point where he would not have been touched.
BUT DIDN’T HE HAVE CASEY ANTHONY’S ATTORNEY?
Yep. Gates hired Jose Baez. This dude got Casey Anthony off. She killed her 2 year old and walked, so I was pretty sure that Gates would easily settle, pay a fine and be done.
WRONG! Baez advised for Gates to turn down a plea deal. The thought being that any plea would lead to a civil case where Miranda could then easily seek damages and cash in.
Baez cross examined Dixon and her friend and did manage to trip them up a few times. He even pointed out that Redding stayed after Dixon left, which is not much of a defense. It just shows that Redding ain’t sh*t when it comes to being a friend, but doesn’t show that Gates didn’t kick the crap out of Dixon.
Baez also tried to argue that Gates’ foot didn’t actually touch Dixon. He said that she just wants a paycheck. Baez told the court,
Her credibility is to be questioned and you will not be able to, beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt in this case believe her and that is why you should enter a verdict of not guilty in this case.
I don’t think it was a matter of believing her, it was the video of his foot, contacting Ms. Dixon’s rib cage.
THE JURY – 6 WHITE WOMEN. GATES WAS TOAST
A jury of 6 white women?? OOPS! Baez apparently failed “Jury Selection 101” in law school. A jury of 6 white women would convict Gates just for smiling at them with those gold teeth!
Not only was Gates found guilty. The state prosecutor only asked for him to do 60 days with 1 year probation and mandatory anger management. The judge TRIPLED IT! Probably because of the whole foot not touching Dixon defense. Way to go Jose Baez!
Here is a little court action – Some of the closing arguments.
GATES WIFE GOES ON HER RANT – “GIRL BYE”
Dreka Gates gets on Instagram and goes on a little rant. Then she posts this EVEN MORE SHOCKING video of the kick. It’s taken from a different angle, and to me looks far worse than the other.
Not because of the kick, which you really can’t see in this video. But because of the crowd reaction after the kick was thrown. Everyone went from happy to horror in .5 seconds. That shows you how horrifying and unnecessary the entire incident was.
Here is what Dreka had to say:
You mean to tell me that @iamkevingates kicked the girl in the red jumpsuit and knocked the breathe out her? Because that’s what she’s been claiming and testified today in court. If anything her friend choked the fuck out of her.
She claims she fainted, but yet she and her friend stayed at the club at the front of the stage even after this incident. She also acquired a civil attorney early on…what does that tell you? She also touched him FIRST (more than once) without his consent but yet he was the one sentenced to jail today for the same crime. She and her friend also had very conflicting stories and were tripped up in many lies today in the courtroom.
It was comical and sad at the same time to see how desperate people are for fame and money. Not to mention the prosecutors wanted to give him 60 days with anger management and community service but yet the judge decided to give him 180 days?!? Are you fucking kidding me. Inshallah justice will be served. #unjust #fuckery #polkcounty #smfh by the way, thanks for taking my husband away from our kids (sarcasm) #itsnotoverjustyet
And Here is the video. DANG!!
Before you jump on Dreka’s band wagon, just imagine if that was your daughter or sister and somebody kicked the crap out of her like that. They would be lucky to just get put in jail for 6 months. This dude does need anger management.
The sad part is not only is his music decent, Kevin Gates himself is actually quite likable if you can get past the vulgarity.
Do your time, put this incident past you, make sure it doesn’t happen again and make good music. I call that the Chris Brown! We have short memories and we root for the underdog.
Let’s hope he learns and improves before a 6 month sentence turns into 6 years for something much more severe.
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