A lawsuit towards rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has reportedly been filed by two people over an April 2018 incident during which they had been robbed at gunpoint within the lobby of a Manhattan workplace constructing.
Tekashi – actual identify Daniel Hernandez – had already admitted to his involvement within the crime as a part of his plea deal with US authorities last year. The rapper is believed to have filmed the incident from an SUV outdoors the constructing, whereas his 9 Trey Bloods associates carried out the theft.
The lawsuit was filed by Seketha Wonzer (identified professionally as Skyy L. Daniels) and Kevin Dozier, who’re looking for compensation for assault, battery and emotional misery, TMZ studies. In response to Pitchfork, the pair are additionally suing for 2 counts of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
In response to the lawsuit, the theft was a results of “mistaken id”. Hernandez and his associates allegedly believed Wonzer and Dozier to be associates of the label Rap-A-Lot Information, which the lawsuit claims isn’t the case.
“Throughout the armed theft, the assailants yelled at Plaintiffs ‘fuck Rap-A-Lot,’ apparently referring to a purported rival Group, Rap-A-Lot Information,” the swimsuit claims.
In an announcement given to Pitchfork, Wonzer and Dozier’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, claimed that as a result of Hernandez had already admitted to his crimes, his “civil legal responsibility is past dispute”.
“If Tekashi69 thought his authorized issues had been over after pleading responsible to brutally assaulting my shoppers, he was woefully mistaken,” Tacopina commented.
“All that awaits to be seen is how honest Tekashi69 was when he cooperated with prosecutors and claimed to simply accept accountability for his wrongdoing.”
A authorized consultant for Tekashi 6ix9ine instructed Pitchfork that “We are going to defend this lawsuit vigorously.”
The rapper was released from prison earlier this year, having served a 24-month sentence after pleading guilty to nine charges including conspiracy and attempted murder.
In October this 12 months, Hernandez was sued for “child sexual assault, child sexual abuse and infliction of emotional distress”, stemming from an underage intercourse video made by the rapper in 2015. Hernandez had beforehand been sentenced to 4 years’ probation in October 2018, after pleading responsible to using a toddler in a sexual efficiency, with the act caught on digital camera.