Meek Mill was denied bond, with Judge Genece Brinkly calling him a danger to the community, and saying he doesn’t get special treatment because he’s a celebrity.
In the opinion filed Friday and released Monday, Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley called Meek Mill a “danger to the community” and a flight risk. It also detailed years of drug use and a several probation violating dating back to 2007.
The defendant is not entitled to this sort of special treatment simply due to his ‘celebrity status,'” Brinkley wrote.
“As stated on multiple occasions, he has never missed a previous court date in this case and poses absolutely no threat to the community, which makes him an ideal candidate for bail – a conclusion the Commonwealth did not oppose,” Mill’s attorney Joe Tacopina said in a statement.
“We intend to immediately appeal this decision, so Mr. Williams can be released from prison on bail while we continue to work to overturn this wrongful and unjust.”