In victim impact statements filed in Manhattan Federal Court and obtained by E! News, former publicist Skyy Daniels and her then-assistant, whose name is redacted in the documents, recount the events of April 3, 2018 and the lasting effects it continue to has on their lives more than a year later.
“Once a thriving publicist, videographer, film editor, this violent event has set my life on the wrong course, and destroyed the normal adulthood that I was striving for,” the anonymous individual wrote in the statement.
Daniels and her assistant claim they were exiting a building in Midtown Manhattan together when they were held at gunpoint by a group of masked men, later identified as members of the Nine Trey Bloods gang. Tekashi, who previously detailed the robbery on the witness stand, filmed the incident from a nearby car. However, the intended victims of the robbery were actually members of Houston label Rap-A-Lot Records, rivals of Tekashi’s gang. Footage of the robbery taken by Tekashi was disseminated online.
“I was targeted by Tekashi69 but the whole thing was a sad case of mistaken identity,” Daniels stated, whose backpack full of “high-end personal items and several important business confidential hard drives” were taken during the robbery.
Daniels said she is “unable” to complete “simple” tasks, has lost her job and moved to Texas to “avoid the watchful eyes of Tekashi69’s network.”
“My entire career and my assistant and lifelong dreams were destroyed as a result of this horrific event,” she also wrote in the letter. “I have been struggling to get back on my feet. Financially, I was ruined, which has caused a great deal of stress. I need counseling but unable to afford it. Presently, I am on various anxiety medications and sleep aids. Sadly, I am unable to eat at times, unable to sleep, having nightmares, and has also been suffering from depression. [sic]”
“Everyday of my life I live in constant fear that someone (his goons/supporters/constituents) will be sent to finish the job. It hurts me so much,” the individual further stated.
Daniels’ former assistant wrote, “Please think about me and think about my life when you sentence this person. Why should this person, who nearly ended my life, be free when I am not free?”