These are some pretty heavy allegations! We wonder if she's right!
Wesley Snipes has been ordered by a judge to begin serving his prison sentence, which stems from three 2008 convictions of willfully failing to file tax returns, despite efforts from the actor's attorneys to appeal the counts. However, his wife, Nikki, has now gotten involved, and is claiming that her husband has been horribly wronged by the government, and also denies that he ever actually committed a crime!
In a six page letter to family and friends, Nikki claims that Wesley has been "wronged in a way that I thought only existed in the movies," and that although her "warrior husband is still standing strong," she feels the need to reach out to friends "for the sake of our five wonderful children's future" and for "my man's integrity and dignity," which she believes to be tarnished by the media and the government.
She continues by expressing her belief that it's "more than obvious that the government has been abusing" its power, and that the legal system is making Snipes an example for "a crime he NEVER committed," and the media has played "a HUGE part in the government's propaganda to make his case appear as a tax fraud crime scheme." Snipes, she explains, is "an artist who simply needs an honest accountant."
The letter concludes:
"Please feel free to share the truth if you happen to come across misinformed people."
So, there it is. The alleged 'truth.'
What do U think?? Is Snipes at fault or was he, as his wife believes, a victim of a government and media smear campaign??
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