Tekashi 6ix9ine is currently facing a civil lawsuit that stems from a robbery that occurred in 2018.
TMZ reports that Seketha Wonzer and Kevin Dozier are suing 6ix9ine for two counts of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment.
In 2018, Wonzer and Dozier were reportedly the victims of a robbery by the rapper’s associates. The crime — which 6ix9ine previously admitted to during his guilty plea that he entered into with federal authorities in 2019 — was filmed by the rapper from a nearby vehicle.
The lawyer for Wonzar and Dozier gave a statement to Pitchfork outlining the reason for the lawsuit. “This lawsuit is meant to bring justice for my clients who have suffered immensely as a result of a vicious gunpoint robbery by Tekashi69 and his henchmen,” the statement reads. “If Tekashi69 thought his legal problems were over after pleading guilty to brutally assaulting my clients, he was woefully mistaken.”
“Because Tekashi69 already admitted to his crimes, his civil liability is beyond dispute,” it continues. “All that awaits to be seen is how sincere Tekashi69 was when he cooperated with prosecutors and claimed to accept responsibility for his wrongdoing. But we do know this now — if he refuses to redress the injuries he caused my clients, he’ll sincerely regret that decision.”
Wonzer and Dozier are seeking compensatory and punitive damages from the court, but the exact amount hasn’t been specified.