Lawyer Calls For Music Bosses To Get Tough With Violent Stars22 August 2009
Lawyer Calls For Music Bosses To Get Tough With Violent Stars
Lauren Raysor plans to mark the second anniversary of the shooting of her client, Makeda Barnes-Joseph, at the hands of Remy Ma by publicly proposing new rules for record labels.
Raysor, a leading New York civil rights attorney, will be joined by Nicole Bailey, the principal of The Learning Tree Multi-Cultural School, at a press conference in the Big Apple on Monday (24Aug09).
A spokesman for the attorney says, "Lauren P. Raysor is asking all record companies to insert a 'morality clause' in their contracts with all artists - not just rap and hip-hop artists - as a way to show them there are consequences for their actions.
"Ms. Raysor will have visuals explaining what the morality clause entails, as well as a 12-foot-long timeline chronicling violent incidents involving rap and hip-hop artists."
Remy Ma, real name Reminisce Smith, is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence after she was convicted of assault, illegal weapon possession and attempted coercion in connection with charges of shooting Barnes-Joseph.
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