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Kanye West publicist attempted to get official to falsely confess to election fraud

By | Published on Monday 13 December 2021

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A publicist for Kanye West attempted to intimidate a Georgia election worker into confessing that she took part in voter fraud as part of last year’s US Presidential election, it has emerged.

Trevian Kutti turned up at the house of Ruby Freeman in early January this year as then US President Donald Trump was still persisting with his claims that widespread voter fraud had led to him losing last year’s election. The publicist told Freeman that if she did not confess publicly that she had helped to rig the Georgia vote in favour of Joe Biden, unnamed people would come to her house in 48 hours and that she would go to jail.

It is unclear if West was aware of Kutti’s actions. When she arrived at Freeman’s home, alongside another unidentified man, she said that she had been sent by a “high-profile individual”, whom she did not name. She then told Freeman that she was in danger and that she had been sent to help her.

Already wary of people coming to her door, Freeman said that she was willing to speak to Kutti, but only in the presence of a police officer, in order to ensure her safety. In a phonecall to police, reports Reuters, she is heard saying: “They’re saying that I need help, that it’s just a matter of time, that they are going to come out for me and my family”.

The two women ended up speaking at a local police station, with some of the conversation being captured on a police officer’s body cam. “I cannot say what specifically will take place”, Freeman recalls being told by Kutti. “I just know that it will disrupt your freedom and the freedom of one or more of your family members. You are a loose end for a party that needs to tidy up”.

She then put Freeman on a call with a man identified as ‘Harrison Ford’ – not the actor of the same name – and asked the police officer for privacy. The remainder of the conversation was not recorded, but Freeman says that the man on the phone repeatedly attempted to get her to admit to false claims made by Trump that she and her daughter, Wandrea Moss, had allowed fake ballots to be added to the Georgia election count in Biden’s favour.

She was told that she would go to jail if she did not confess, even though State officials had already confirmed that the vote had been carried out properly and that votes were counted correctly.

Freeman refused and returned to her home, where she Googled Kutti’s name and discovered that she was a Trump supporter. The next day, 5 Jan, she was advised to leave her home because it was unsafe. A group of Trump supporters then showed up at her property the following day.

Kutti reportedly began working for West in 2018, after leaving a role with R Kelly, initially being hired as a publicist and then, according to her biography, becoming the rapper’s Director Of Operations. Reuters says that it has been unable to confirm if she still works for West, and West has not commented on reports of her meeting with Freeman.