This past September, Pitchfork Media found itself in a lot of heat after they pulled out a video interview featuring Chief Keef using a gun, which violates the terms of his probation. Now, in a recent article from the Chicago Tribune, the courts have ordered that the music publication turn in a copy of the video.
A judge has ordered Pitchfork Media to hand over the unedited version of its interview with Keef to the prosecuting lawyers in rapper’s probation violation case by Wednesday December 12. From the report, the prosecution hasn’t been able to view the video in question since Pitchfork pulled the video three months ago.
This order isn’t going well with the Chicago-based Internet publication. However, lawyers representing Pitchfork Media claim that the order is a violation of the company’s First Amendment rights as a journalistic publication.
If found guilty of violating his probation by using a firearm in the video, Chief Keef could face time in jail.
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