Trevian Kutti, a former publicist who worked with Kanye West, was one of the last seven co-defendants in the election interference case involving Donald Trump to turn themselves in.
This took place in Georgia, with only a few hours remaining before the deadline.
Accused of impersonating a crisis manager in an attempt to coax a voter-fraud confession from Ruby Freeman, a local election worker, Kutti surrendered to authorities at 10 a.m. on Friday, narrowly meeting the court-imposed deadline with only a two-hour window to spare.
A broad grin adorned her face in the ensuing mugshot.
According to the Daily Beast Along with other co-defendants, Kutti is accused of going on a crusade to convince Freeman to falsely confess to secretly dragging suitcases stuffed with fake ballots into the vote-counting process—a baseless conspiracy that Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and other election deniers parroted for weeks.
At one point, Kutti even showed up at Freeman’s home and told her that she “was in danger,” and had just 48 hours before “unknown subjects” would come after her, a police report said.
A responding cop—still thinking Kutti was a crisis manager—suggested they continue chatting at a police station, which was recorded on video.
This video of Trevian Kutti trying to intimidate Ruby Freeman is astonishing.
"I cannot say what specifically will take place. I just know that it will disrupt your freedom."
"You are a loose end for a party that needs to tidy up." pic.twitter.com/j5KeU36cGi
— Tami Burages (@tburages) August 17, 2023
Freeman was later found to have done nothing wrong.
The six other co-defendants to surrender between Trump’s booking on Thursday evening and Friday’s noon deadline were Trump campaign official Michael Roman, Georgia state Senator Shawn Still, former Department of Justice official Jeffrey Clark, former Coffee County elections supervisor Misty Hampton, Atlanta attorney Bob Cheeley, and Chicago pastor Stephen Cliffgard Lee.
The irony of Trevian Kutti telling me last year that Black people need to be held accountable & less emotional only to think with her emotions by catching a RICO for Trump. You can't make this up. Don't cry to me in the comments; send her money for trial! She needs your help! pic.twitter.com/GzduGXl719
— Tezlyn Figaro (@TezlynFigaro) August 25, 2023