Kanye West’s publicist Trevian Kutti was charged in Trump’s indictment with “pressuring Fulton County Election Agent Ruby Freeman.”
- Trevian Kutti was charged with allegedly pressuring Fulton County election worker Ruby Freeman in January 2021
- The 51-year-old reportedly went to the Georgia election worker’s home to persuade her to admit baseless voter fraud charges or be arrested.
- She introduced herself as a ‘crisis manager’ sent by a ‘top person’ to handle crises
A Kanye West publicist was charged in Donald Trump’s indictment after he was found linked to the intimidation of election workers, prosecutors say.
Trevian Kutti was charged with allegedly pressuring Fulton County election worker Ruby Freeman in January 2021.
The 51-year-old went to the Georgia election worker’s home to persuade her to admit baseless voter fraud charges – or face arrest within 48 hours, prosecutors have claimed.
She introduced herself as a ‘crisis manager’ sent by a ‘high profile person’ to handle crises.
The 62-year-old campaign volunteer said Kutti showed up on her doorstep unexpectedly and introduced herself, but didn’t say she worked for West, a longtime billionaire friend of then President Trump. .
Trevian Kutti was charged with allegedly pressuring Fulton County election worker Ruby Freeman in January 2021
Kanye West’s Chicago publicist Trevian Kutti, 51 (pictured together, left), met with Georgia election agent Ruby Freeman, 62, last year and urged her to confess to false allegations of electoral fraud.
Kutti — along with former President Trump — was among 19 people charged Monday in Fulton County, Georgia, for their alleged role in the attempted cancellation of the 2020 election.
When Kutti arrived at Freeman’s home on Jan. 4, 2021 — two days before the U.S. Capitol riots in Washington, DC — Freeman called 911. At that time, Freeman said, she was suspicious of strangers.
Kutti told Freeman that she works “for some of the biggest names in the industry.”
Bodycam footage obtained by Reuters revealed that Kutti was offering to “move” and “secure” Freeman.
“We probably have 48 hours to move you,” Kutti explained.
She said she would work out a way to move Freeman from what “could be secured within the next 48 hours.”
During a meeting between Kutti and Freeman at a police station, the publicist told the terrified woman she had ’48 hours’ to be moved before ‘federal people’ got involved and arrested her .
Kutti worked for West, who has long been a staunch ally of Donald Trump. She called herself a ‘crisis manager’ but did not disclose her association with West, called Freeman a ‘phone call’
The meeting between West’s publicist and Kutti came two months after West ended a failed bid for the White House
“I can’t say what will happen specifically,” Kutti tells Freeman in the recording. “I just know it will interfere with your freedom,” she said, “and the freedom of one or more members of your family.”
“Whether you choose not to deal with us, I am not your enemy,” Kutti added.
Freeman grew to grow suspicious of Kutti and refused to go through with his plan, telling him that “the devil is a liar”.
Kutti described Freeman as “a loose end for a party that needs tidying up,” during the Jan. 4 chat.
“You’re a piece for a party that needs tidying up,” Kutti continued. She added that “federal people” were involved, without giving details.
Kutti told the policeman recording the footage that she was trying to put Freeman at ease.
“I want her to be comfortable, but I want her to let her know that there are federal people involved here, and I don’t know who is related to who,” he said. she told officers. “And I really need her to be as nonchalant as possible.”