Rapper Nicki Minaj and her husband, Kenneth Petty, are being charged by a woman Petty was convicted of attempting to rape in 1994.
BBC reports that according to US media, the woman, now 43, has filed a lawsuit claiming that the couple oppressed her to try to make her take back her claims.
After pleading guilty to attempted rape of the then teenager, Petty did four-and-a-half years in prison.
In 2020, he was arrested for failure to register as a sex offender.
Ms Minaj and Petty started dating in 2018 and declared a year after that they were married. The couple have an 11-month-old son.
In the lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the woman claims that Ms Minaj proposed $500,000 (£360,000) to her through an intermediary in return for recanting her accusations against Petty.
The lawsuit alleges that, shortly after Petty’s arrest in 2020, the intermediary gave the rapper the woman’s number. Ms Minaj is alleged to have called her and offered to fly her and her family to Los Angeles if she could “help” her.
According to the lawsuit, the proposal was refused. The woman also alleges that she refuses Ms Minaj’s offer to have her publicist draft a statement recanting the allegation.
According to the lawsuit, the woman is said to have told Ms Minaj: “I need you to know woman to woman, that this happened.”
Furthermore, the woman claims that within days of rejecting the offers, she and her family “suffered an onslaught of harassing calls and unsolicited visits”.
The woman revealed that she had been unable to work since May 2020 “due to severe depression, paranoia, constant moving, harassment and threats” from the celebrity couple and their associates.
The lawsuit, which pursues unspecified damages, says she is staying in hiding as she fears retaliation.
US media says the musician’s legal team has not yet reacted to the accusations.