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Former Central Student Trevian Kutti, indicted alongside former President Donald Trump

Kutti was charged for conspiring with former President Donald Trump. Read about her role in the former President’s alleged plot to overturn the 2020 election — and her complicated life as a student at Central and beyond.
Trevian Kutti, posing for mugshot.
Credit to @treviankutti on Instagram.
Trevian Kutti, posing for mugshot. Credit to @treviankutti on Instagram.

Trevian Kutti, who attended Central during the 1987-1988 school year, was one of 18 co-defendants indicted by a Fulton County grand jury for allegedly conspiring with former President Donald Trump to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia.  

The indictment, which accuses Kutti of three separate charges, alleges that Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump’s personal lawyers, made false claims about an election worker in Georgia. He said that the election worker, Ruby Freeman, and her daughter, Wandrea “Shaye” Moss, were “quite obviously surreptitiously passing around USB ports as if they’re vials of heroin or cocaine,” which were to be used to “infiltrate the crooked Dominion voting machines.”  

Kutti allegedly met Freeman at the Cook County Police Station in an attempt to compel her to spread misinformation about her actions on election night. Kutti told Freeman that she was sent by a “high-profile individual” to warn Freeman that she was in unspecified danger “due to the election” and had just 48 hours to “get ahead of the issue” before people were going to show up at her home. 

According to the indictment, a sprawling document laying out the charges against each of the codefendants, Kutti was recruited by the leader of the organization “Black Voices for Trump” and a co-defendant in the indictment, Harrison Floyd. Kutti, now facing three felony charges under the indictment, has denied any involvement and has said on social media that the reports of her interaction with Freeman were “false.” 

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Kutti did not respond to a request for comment by The Register.  

Kutti, a self-described “media manipulator,” “political strategist and solutionist” and “equal opportunity capitalist,” a former student at Omaha Central High School, played basketball, served as a student government representative and sang in the choir during her time as a student. According to the Omaha World-Herald, Kutti won an NAACP essay contest as a teenager that sent her on an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City.  

After attending Omaha Central, Kutti reported that she attended the University of Illinois. Michele Roberts, executive director of the Central High School Foundation, confirmed that Kutti attended Central, but said that the foundation has no record of her graduating.  

Kutti did not attend Central for her senior year and did not appear in the O-Book after her sophomore year. Kutti declined to comment on whether she graduated high school. After university, Kutti set up shop in Chicago, where she ran high-end stores known for their profane window displays. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, in 2008, she displayed a sign in a store window reading “hot ass sale,” which prompted an ordinance violation.  

Kutti was a stylist for Regina King from 2015-2017, worked as a publicist for R. Kelly until 2018 and served on the executive staff of Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, though the timeframe is unknown. Regina King is a prominent American actor/director and the recipient of various awards ranging from the Golden Globe to four Primetime Emmy Awards. R. Kelly, a former R&B artist and now a convicted sex criminal, is now serving a 20-year sentence for child sex crimes.  

Ye is an American rapper and singer who has grown into a problematic public figure in recent years. He lost his record-breaking deal with Adidas over antisemitic comments that he made in the media and has been on the record supporting former President Trump, although he ran his own bid for president in 2020.  

Kutti worked on the campaign of Angela Stanton King, who attempted to fill the seat held by civil rights advocate John Lewis in Georgia’s 5th congressional district. In January of 2020, Kutti registered as a lobbyist for Red White and Bloom, a Canadian cannabis company operating in Granville, Illinois.  

Kutti has an often ambiguous and self-contradictory political track record. She has gone on the record multiple times in support of former President Donald J. Trump but donated $3,550 to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2008. According to an article in Slate, Kutti was an outspoken critic of the Republicans and the administration of George W. Bush before her entanglements with former President Trump.  

Even more confusingly, Kutti displayed extremely political messages in the window of her shoe store, G’bani, during the 2004 presidential election. The New York Times described the window in a 2006 article:  

Before the 2004 presidential election the storefront was filled with dismembered mannequins spattered in fake blood under an Iraqi flag and little signs saying “Oil,” with the headline “Vote World Peace.” For Black History Month 2004 there were two mannequins, one draped in white, the other in bright fabrics, under “Whites Only” and “Colored Only” signs. They one-upped that last year, placing a poster-size swastika, a Klansman’s portrait and a picture of the burning World Trade Center behind the words “Never Again.” 

When asked about alienating customers, Kutti responded that her customer base was “not the conservative Christian right.”  

Kutti’s political backpedal is a drastic one. But more than that, Kutti has claimed to work for people that have outright denied knowing her. Kutti claimed that she represented the queen of Jordan, Rania Al Abdullah, and Omaha native boxer Terrance Crawford, both of whom denied the statement. Kutti’s LinkedIn profile claims that she still works as a representative for Crawford as his “Director of Celebrity and Media Relations.”  

Although it is unclear what exactly catalyzed Kutti’s shift from staunch anti-war Democrat to vehement supporter of President Trump, she claims that working for two beset former stars – one currently imprisoned on child sex charges and the other a controversy-prone attention-seeking rapper – influenced her thought processes.  

“Working with Ye and Mr. Kelly truly made me understand the amount of false accusations that can be given to strong people such as Trump,” Kutti said in an interview with WBEZ, a Chicago NPR affiliate. “I am no politician and have no interest in being one. I would like to quote Ye, one of my favorite people I have worked with: ‘The media is trying to crucify me like I’m Christ.’” 

Kutti said in an Instagram post that she hopes to become the Press Secretary to Donald Trump, if he is re-elected. 

Fanni Willis, Fulton County’s district attorney who oversees most of the Atlanta area, hopes to try Kutti, along with the rest of those indicted in Fulton County, as quickly as possible. Kutti’s future is uncertain, but she has indicated she will fight the charges and has called them “egregious and false.”

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    myra williamsOct 28, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    If you doing anything for trump you will never make it ?

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    offthedribblenewsOct 19, 2023 at 9:20 am

    Can i get a reference of when Terrance crawford ever denied knowing/working with her? from the digging i’ve done i’ve unearthed multiple instagram photos of both of them together at different high level events in the 2008-2015 time frame.

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      Charlie YaleOct 19, 2023 at 10:05 am

      The Omaha World Herald reached out to Crawford’s team, and a spokesperson replied saying that Crawford did not know and never worked with Kutti. If you’re interested in my exact reference, you can email me through my staff profile.

      I’d always be interested in further conversation on this. Feel free to submit a tip under our “About the Register” page, or send me an email with the posts.


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    Marie A MasonOct 18, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    Ms Kutti, seems to be from another planet. She claims to work for people who has denied that they even know her. Wow, this sounds just like another one of Trumps flunkies.?

    Get them ALL Fannie Willis, I’m certainly keeping you in my prayers ❤️

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      Shelly WatsonOct 19, 2023 at 6:37 pm

      It’s seem like Ms Kutti been suckered into believing she would get the Press secretary job if she could get them to change there mine. Like they say money is the root of all evil. Some people would sale they soul to get it. I’m not saying she did but!!!