A$AP Rocky and his lawyer Joe Tacopina have each been sued by A$AP Relli for defamation, Rolling Stone reviews. The lawsuit focuses on statements made after Rocky was charged and sued for allegedly taking pictures Relli in a November 2021 incident. In August 2022, Rocky pleaded not responsible to 2 costs of assault with a semiautomatic firearm. Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for Rocky, in addition to Relli’s lawyer and Tacopina’s workplace, for remark.
The lawsuit factors to 10 completely 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 change 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 mentioned he welcomes the litigation, including, “Particularly earlier than the decision of the prison case. It’s going to expose the fraud dedicated by their consumer. It’s unlucky that these legal professionals don’t know the information of this case or the actions of their consumer, however I shall be blissful to coach them.”
Rocky is presently out on bond. Following many delays, he’s due for a preliminary listening to on November 8. If convicted, he might resist 9 years in jail. Final month, Rocky and his companion Rihanna welcomed their second youngster collectively.
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