“Riot (Rowdy Pipe’n)” rapper ASAP Rocky is at the moment laying low together with his associate, music celebrity Rihanna, whereas they rejoice the start of their second little one. Sadly, that at-home bonding time could also be minimize brief as Rocky (actual identify Rakim Mayers) may very well be heading to a courtroom to clear his identify.
In keeping with Rolling Stone, each Mayers and his legal professional, Joe Tacopina, have reportedly been named in a defamation lawsuit. In courtroom paperwork obtained by the writer, a number of public remarks made by or on behalf of the pair concerning his ongoing felony assault case (which dates again to November 2021) are allegedly damaging.
The alleged sufferer and former ASAP Mob member Terell Ephron (aka ASAP Relli) and his authorized consultant, Camille Vasquez, have filed a swimsuit towards the events, accusing them of slander and making false statements to the press. One of many remarks got here through a press release shared with Rolling Stone, the place Tacopina alleged that Ephron’s civil lawsuit for the reported taking pictures was him “making an attempt to get cash from Rocky” and referring to the incident as a “false situation.”
Vasquez emphasised these statements:“injury [Ephron’s] fame and his private model; goodwill locally as a member of A$AP Mob,” which may lead to lack of future wages. The paperwork record that Ephron is looking for punitive or exemplary damages along with his incurred authorized charges.
Mayers’ preliminary listening to is scheduled for November 8.