A former police officer from Philadelphia has sued Meek Mill, Jay-Z, and Amazon for the way she has been portrayed in the documentary film Free Meek. She claims that this Amazon Prime project has created a wrong impression about her by depicting her as a lying and corrupt official.
The Part That Created Trouble
A lawsuit has been filed against the fourth episode titled “Filthadelphia” in this five-part series describing Mill’s legal journey. This particular episode dwells on the recent cases of corruption within the Philadelphia Police Department and the district attorney’s office. One of the shocking disclosures in this controversial chapter of the series was the “Do Not Call” list of the district attorney.
The individuals who had their names here were to be kept off the witness stand due to allegations of misconduct or problematic work history. Ex-officer Saqueta Williams was also on this list. In this part, a voice-over could be heard explaining the file and its importance in Mill’s case. In this scene, a Philadelphia Inquirer article displaying Williams’ name, and the picture was shown in the documentary.
Reasons Behind Inclusion
Williams was made part of this list due to an incident that took place when she was off duty. She and her beau had become part of a brawl with four women outside a bar. On that occasion, she threatened them with her gun. Later on, she was charged with simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and terroristic threats.
Subsequently, she had been removed from her post. Her lawyer, Steven Marino, has mentioned that this disadvantageous narrative, along with the use of Williams’ photograph, will mar her image to the people who see this. This episode intends to depict that she was dishonest as a police officer, which, according to Marino, was untrue. He further added that in reality, she had been attacked, she had not lied, practiced deception, or perjury.
Demands To Be Fulfilled
Williams is now working at a local school as a security guard. She has asserted that her reputation has been wrongly injured. She has claimed more than $75,000 as damage charges and accused Mill, Jay-Z, and Amazon of slandering her name.