Deborah Nash, Martha Callahan
According to The Detroit Metro Times, the three White women initially called
Nash accused Peeples of threatening her with a gun. All three women later accused him of taking part in a drive-by shooting and even claimed he was a pedophile after seeing him work on the garden with his children. These calls resulted in the Detroit Police Department and Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office filing charges against Peeples, writing him up for three counts of stalking.
Fortunately, the case was dismissed, with 36th District Court Judge E. Lynise Bryant calling the women’s claims “fabricated.” She also said the women committed perjury under oath. Peeples is now suing, calling the women’s actions “extreme, malicious, wanton and outrageous. He also called it a “conspiracy” to get him “incarcerated or seriously injured by law enforcement.”
“I was arrested in front of children, and even after I was arrested my name was still being slandered, people were still saying things about me that wasn’t true,” Peeples told the Metro Times. “I wanted to hold people accountable. I was locked up, I had to face trial, and I had to put my life back together.”
“We want some consequences,” said his attorney, Robert Burton-Harris. “We waited to see if DPD or prosecutor’s office would investigate the women, and that didn’t happen, so that’s part of the reason we decided to move forward.”
Peeples is seeking $300,000 in damages.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.