Rick Ross Countersuing Landscapers for Extortion

WATER MILL, NY - JULY 26:  Rapper Rick Ross attends the 15th annual Art for Life Gala hosted by Russell and Danny Simmons at Fairview Farms on July 26, 2014 in Water Mill, New York.  (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for Art For Life Gala)

Rick Ross Countersuing Landscapers for Extortion

Ross claims Jonathan Zamudio and Leonardo Caceres are out to get him.

Published September 25, 2015

Rick Ross is playing no games with these allegations of kidnapping and assault by a groundskeeper.

Ross filed a countersuit on Wednesday (Sept. 23) and claims Jonathan Zamudio and Leonardo Caceres’s lawsuit lacks credible evidence and should be dismissed. In an e-mail statement provided to BET.com, his attorney Leron Rogers wrote, “At its core, these trumped up allegations lack credible evidence and are an attempt at extorting money from Mr. Roberts — from the 911 call that doesn’t mention an assault or injuries, to the notion that Mr. Roberts kidnapped his accusers, when they were in fact trespassing on his property without permission. And, the mere association between Mr. Roberts’s accusers and Mr. Curtis Jackson, speaks volumes to their lack of credibility and the likelihood of collusion.”


In the legal documents, which you can read and download here, they state Zamudio and Caceres are making false allegations so they could potentially get a huge payout from Ross. While Ross was set free from the Fayette County jail on $2 million bail, the criminal investigation is still going.

Here’s a thorough breakdown of his countersuit below.

Mr. Roberts’ countersuit addresses landscapers Jonathan Zamudio, Leonardo Caceres and others who brought the August 25, 2015 lawsuit against Mr. Roberts seeking money damages from an alleged assault and battery by Mr. Roberts and his associate Nadrian James.

Mr. Roberts’ countersuit outlines counts including: Defamation Per Se, Defamation, Trespassing, Conversion, Civil Theft, Bad Faith, Damages, etc…

Mr. Roberts’ countersuit names Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson – Mr. Roberts asserts that the suit is an attempt to extort him for money; instigated, in part, by Ross nemesis, rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. The filing included a photo exhibit showing one of the plaintiffs with Jackson, showcasing a taunting caption reading “You Pay Now.”

Mr. Roberts’ countersuit counters kidnapping claim — Zamudio and Caceres were staying in Ross’ “guest house” without permission, unlawfully trespassing.

Mr. Roberts’ countersuit counters physical assault claim — the included 911 transcript (call placed hours after alleged altercation) does not mention any physical assault or injuries.

Mr. Roberts’ countersuit addresses Mr. Zamudio’s criminal past.

Mr. Roberts’ countersuit addresses Mr. Zamudio’s possible drug paraphernalia left on the premises.

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(Photo: Brian Ach/Getty Images for Art For Life Gala)

Written by Eric Diep


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