Not long after the hotly debated prison sentencing of Meek Mill in October, locking him behind bars for a potential four years, the courts have unfortunately struck the Philly emcee with another legal blow.
These legal matters, however, are completely separated from his probation violation, and Meek won’t be the only one in the defendant’s seat this time, TMZ reports.
According to the site, the family of Jaquan Graves is pinning a wrongful death lawsuit against the Wins & Losses rap star along with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, the powerhouse overseeing Meek’s management.
Graves was fatally shot in the parking lot of a Connecticut venue following Meek’s December 2016 concert. The basis of the lawsuit suggests negligence on Meek and Roc Nation’s behalf, TMZ further reports, claiming that they “allowed thugs to remain on the premises, after exhibiting disorderly, disruptive, argumentative, angry, and/or agitated behavior toward patrons.”
This comes as the second lawsuit aimed at Meek from that same post-concert incident, as another man was also killed in addition to Graves: Travis Ward. The 31-year-old’s family beefed up their legal team to sue Meek back in May for damages, naming him and the venue, Oakdale Theatre, instead of Roc Nation, in their lawsuit.
Ward’s family also cited a lack of security during Meek’s concerts in the suit, arguing that his events are known for its gun violence. A fan who was injured during the shooting even named the emcee’s lyrical subject matter that “praise indiscriminate killing and mayhem,” he said. TMZ concludes that the damages Graves’s family is suing for are currently unnamed.
But while Meek’s defense team has so much on their hands right now, including his appeal, there’s no word just yet on how they’ll be standing against the Graves and Ward family in court either.
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