If there was one way to ruin your sister’s squeaky clean pop star image, getting sentenced for selling cocaine would be a great way to start.
Last year Jonathan Nelson, the brother of Little Mix star Jesy was caught selling cocaine red-handed by an undercover reporter. As he appeared at Southend Crown Court for sentencing on Wednesday Jonathan revealed that he had only agreed to sell cocaine because a man, known as Mr Turner, had threatened him saying if he didn’t repay his debts his sister Jesy would be kidnapped.
Jonathan had a £100-a-day cocaine habit which left him £3,000 in debt to a man he knew only as Mr Turner. Jonathan told the court how he was warned in a phonecall from the mystery man in December last year about the consequences of not repaying his debt.
I asked him for more time. He was angry. He was making threats and he threatened to kidnap my sister because she had just become famous. I said if there is anything I can do to pay the money I would do it.’ He called me again and said “you will have to do me a few favours”.
Jonathan was sentenced to a 10-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, ordered to carry out 200 hours unpaid work in the community and was told to pay costs of £600. Which were sure his sister can cover.