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Desiigner Reportedly Not Required To Register As A Sex Offender
September 19, 2023
Rapper Desiigner will reportedly not be required to register as a sex offender despite his sentencing for indecent exposure during a flight in April.
His attorney, Ryan Garry, clarified that reports suggesting he would be a sex offender were inaccurate. While it could be required by California or another government entity, Garry stated that their legal analysis indicated otherwise.
Desiigner exposed himself multiple times on a Delta flight, explaining to authorities that it was due to attraction to a flight attendant. He was sentenced to community service, a fine, probation, and mandatory drug testing.
Keep on reading to learn more.
Desiigner’s Attorney Says He Won’t Register As A Sex Offender
Desiigner – whose real name is Sidney Royel Selby III, will reportedly not be required to register as a sex offender after he was sentenced for indecent exposure on a Delta Airlines flight in April.
While speaking to People magazine, his attorney, Ryan Garry, clarified that initial reports suggesting he would have to register as a sex offender were inaccurate. He stated, “Regarding the issue of Mr. Selby registering as a sex offender, many news outlets have incorrectly stated that he is required to register as an absolute condition of his probation. They are wrong.”
Garry explained further, adding, “Since this was a federal misdemeanor, the sentencing judgment states that if the State of California or some other government entity requires that Mr. Selby must register as a sex offender, then he must.”
He highlighted the extensive research and consultation with lawyers in California have led them to conclude that Desiigner’s “misdemeanor conviction is not one that will cause Mr. Selby to have to register as a sex offender.”
The attorney concluded, “If some government agency in California disagrees with our analysis, then we will address the matter at that point in time.”
Designer Exposes Himself To Flight Attendants
Desiigner’s incident of airline masturbation on a Delta plane going from Tokyo to Minneapolis in April occurred about 60 to 90 minutes into a first-class flight, as stated in a legal complaint.
Initially, he exposed himself but covered up when confronted by flight attendants. They warned him to stop, and he complied. However, after a third exposure, he was informed he was going to be taken into custody and was escorted to the rear of the aircraft.
Additionally, according to TMZ, during a seat change on the flight, the rapper, 26, accidentally dropped a container of Vaseline. He later expressed regret to his security guard and apologized to the flight crew.
He explained to FBI authorities that he exposed himself due to attraction to a flight attendant, thinking it would encourage her to engage with him as he “didn’t get much cootie” on his trip to Japan. He was subsequently charged with indecent exposure.
According to the Star Tribune, after his guilty plea, Desiigner’s sentence in Minneapolis U.S. District Court included 120 hours of community service, a $5,000 fine, and two years of probation.
However, contrary to previous reports, the “Panda” hitmaker wasn’t ordered to register as a sex offender. His conviction also resulted in restrictions on firearm ownership and mandatory drug testing, avoiding a potential 90-day custody sentence.
Desiigner’s Attorney Blames The Rapper’s Actions On ‘Multiple Stressors’
In his defense, Desiigner’s attorney, Garry, explained that the “Timmy Turner” rapper faced multiple stressors before the incident, including “dehydration, exhaustion from the music tour and travel, the marijuana he ingested, and the medication he received from (a) Thailand hospital.”
Per the court documents, Garry proposed that these factors “contributed in some way to the poor decisions Mr. Selby made on that airplane.”
Prosecutors Note Desiigner’s History Of Disruptive Behavior
On the other hand, while prosecutors acknowledged the Grammy-nominated artiste’s struggles with substance abuse and mental health, they stressed the need for punitive measures due to the negative impact on flight attendants who witnessed his actions.
Prosecutors explained that Desiigner’s “conduct aboard the flight caused negative real-world effects on the flight attendants who witnessed his actions in the workplace, where they should be kept safe.”
They also highlighted his history of disruptive behavior on flights, such as a 2018 incident with Scandinavian Airlines that resulted in a one-year ban.