Reoccurring Bad Health
Marion “Suge” Knight — who has been in jail since his 2015 arrest for the murder and attempted murder of two men — has been out of jail for the past two days. According to TMZ, the Death Row Records co-founder has been hospitalized since Tuesday morning (April 3).
The gossip outlet reports that Suge was transported from L.A. County jail to a Los Angeles hospital around 11 Tuesday morning. While the reason behind this recent hospitalization has yet to be released, blood clots — which he was first treated for in 2017 — has reportedly been a reoccurring issue for the former rap mogul.
Suge has notoriously had several patches of bad health, checking in and out of the hospital since going to jail nearly three years ago.
This news comes after reports that the record producer participated in an illegal television interview while locked up. In January, The Blast revealed that Nora Donaghy and William Erb — team members behind Death Row Chronicles — were dealing with a falling out with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in January of this year.
The gossip website said Donaghy’s phone was seized by police and that both producers were hit with grand jury subpoenas after they interviewed Knight. Erb told The Blast that he was contacted by people who identified as law enforcement, before being told that the interview their production company, eOne, had with Knight was illegal. The unnamed caller allegedly told Erb “that he ‘knew’ that eOne had done an interview with Suge Knight, who was in jail, and that Mr. Knight violated the law by talking to eOne.”
Donaghy’s story was even more unsettling. She said that two officers with homicide badges arrived at her home without warning and asked to search her phone. “Believing I had no alternative and frightened by the unexpected arrival of two ‘homicide’ officers at my home, early in the morning, I gave them my iPhone and the passcode and showed them it worked,” Dinghy said, according to The Blast.
The officers left with Donaghy’s phone but promised she would get it back in a day. However, they failed to return the device to the filmmaker.
“Some of this information is highly sensitive,” she said of the documents on her phone, “and if revealed or leaked, could bring grave harm to some of my sources and contacts. I consider the information on my cell phone to be confidential and private.”
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As for the subpoenas, Donaghy believed that they were trying to get her to testify about her communications with Knight, “in particular, any information identifying the individual(s) responsible for facilitating an interview between eOne and Mr. Knight.”
Their attorney was attempting to get the subpoenas tossed at the time, and also wanted a protective order to prevent further searches. If the pair is forced to appear before a grand jury, they have said that they will invoke protections under California’s Shield Law and “not disclose any of [their] sources of information or unpublished information obtained in the course of gathering and disseminating information to the public.”
Knight has given enough interviews from behind bars that it raises the question of what Death Row Chronicles did differently.
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