Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond’s involvement in the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur has been vehemently denied by his lawyer.
Rosemond’s publicist spoke on the subject earlier this week, claiming that reports that Rosemond had admitted to being involved in the shooting were false. Now, the Hip-Hop manager’s lawyer has rushed to his client’s defence too.
The issue came to prominence when journalist, Chuck Phillips, claimed to have discovered a transcript of a proffer session with Rosemond from 2011, in which he stated that he had had involvement with the shooting.
Rosemond’s lawyer, Gerald Shargel, told MTV News that Phillips’s report was “totally false.”
“The statement by the prosecutor that Jimmy Rosemond had confessed or admitted to being involved in the 1994 shooting of Tupac is totally false,” he said. “He categorically and emphatically denied that he had participation or role in that shooting and that was clear from the outset.”
Mr. Shargel also commented on the prosecutor in Rosemond’s trial and the references she made to the proffer session’s alleged evidence.
“Her statement was positively and absolutely false whether intentional, or not intentional. I think not intentional,” said Shargel. “She was not the prosecutor who sat in on any of the proffer sessions with Mr. Rosemond.”
- By Fiona Guest