Chuck Phillips, former writer for the Los Angeles Times, spoke out in 2008 about music manager Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond and his alleged involvement in the 1994 shooting of the late 2Pac Shakur. Phillips used falsified documents in the report back then, but shared his side of the story with the Village Voice recently.
"With guidance from street sources, I was able to determine who the assailants were and where they lived," he says. "I tracked them down in prison and interviewed them. Two of the men I suspected confirmed Tupac's suspicions about who had set him up in hand-written letters mailed to me in the summer of 2007. One even offered to sell me Tupac's stolen gold chain. According to the assailants, the man who ordered and financed Tupac's beating was a federal snitch and close associate of Sean Combs named James Rosemond, better known in Hip Hop circles as Jimmy Henchman."
"Days before Henchman's arrest last summer, his former best friend, Dexter Isaac, the convict who led the attack at the Quad in 1994, confessed publicly that it was Henchman who hired him to rob and pistol-whip Tupac," Phillips continued. "Dexter, who has known Henchman since they were 14, was the lead source for my 2008 Quad story. He is one of a handful of disgruntled street soldiers who taught me how to navigate the treacherous world of Jimmy Henchman."