A$AP Rocky and his lawyer Joe Tacopina have each been sued by A$AP Relli for defamation, Rolling Stone stories. The lawsuit focuses on statements made after Rocky was charged and sued for allegedly capturing Relli in a November 2021 incident. In August 2022, Rocky pleaded not responsible to 2 prices of assault with a semiautomatic firearm. Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for Rocky, in addition to Relli’s legal professional and Tacopina’s workplace, for remark.
The lawsuit factors to 10 totally different situations the place Relli was defamed within the press. It particularly cites Tacopina’s declare to media retailers that Relli was trying to extort Rocky by means of litigation. In alternate for allegedly struggling injury to his status, private model, neighborhood standing as a member of A$AP Mob, and future earnings, Relli is looking for punitive or exemplary damages, plus authorized charges.
In a press release to Rolling Stone, Tacopina stated he welcomes the litigation, including, “Particularly earlier than the decision of the legal case. It would expose the fraud dedicated by their shopper. It’s unlucky that these legal professionals don’t know the information of this case or the actions of their shopper, however I can be joyful to coach them.”
Rocky is at present out on bond. Following many delays, he’s due for a preliminary listening to on November 8. If convicted, he might withstand 9 years in jail. Final month, Rocky and his companion Rihanna welcomed their second youngster collectively.
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