Meek Mill released a statement after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court told him to start preparing his appeal to have Judge Genece Brinkley removed from his case.
“I’m grateful that my legal team will have the opportunity to present a thorough appeal to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and make sure my case will be heard in a fair and balanced manner,” said Meek. “Unfortunately, thousands of people entrapped in the criminal justice system aren’t as fortunate to have that chance. Although this has been a difficult situation, I will continue to trust the process and I’m confident that justice will prevail.”
Meek's lawyer Joe Tacopina also gave a statement.
“While the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declined to immediately hear our application to reassign Meek’s case to a new judge, we understand the Court wants us to go through the normal course of appeals to the Superior Court and we intend to do just that," he said.
“Time after time, Judge Brinkley has continued to display unethical behavior as she has presided over Meek’s case, and we will work diligently to rectify this grave miscarriage of justice and ensure that Meek’s wrongful conviction is overturned, and he is granted the new and fair trial that he deserves," added Tacopina.
Last year, Brinkley slapped Meek with a shocking 2-4 year sentence for probation violations. Meek, who's out on appeal, has alleged Brinkley has a personal vendetta against him.
In June, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Brinkley couldn't be removed and she's refused to voluntarily step down. Meek was also denied a new trial.
How do you think this latest appeal will work out for him?