Young Thug’s lawyer hits back at allegations of “negligence” in million-dollar lawsuit
Young Thug’s attorney refuted suggestions from the management company behind the rapper’s luxury apartment complex in Georgia that he may have been involved in a robbery in 2020.
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The rapper, real name Jeffery Williams, recently filed a lawsuit against a luxury apartment building in Atlanta called The Trace, alleging that his janitor was responsible for the loss of a bag containing more than 1.1 million dollars (£ 800,000) of valuables.
According to legal documents shared by Digital Music News, the alleged incident took place on November 1, 2020 when Thug accidentally left a Louis Vuitton bag (himself worth around $ 2,500, or £ 1,820) next to his Lamborghini. A resident reported it to The Trace’s janitor, leaving it in the care of an employee.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Georgia, alleges the employee placed the bag in a “secure / locked place” with a note asking other employees not to release it without her permission, assuring Thug that he would be able to retrieve it. it from the janitor. Another employee, however, allegedly passed the bag to an anonymous person unrelated to Thug.
In addition to $ 40,000 (£ 29,000) in cash, the contents of the bag would include a diamond encrusted watch valued at around $ 57,000 (£ 41,500), a diamond chain valued at around $ 37,000 (£ 27,000) and a hard drive containing around 200 unreleased songs, which The Thug claimed is worth at least $ 1 million (£ 728,000).
Trace’s parent company, JLB Peachtree Management, responded in a new court filing that Young Thug’s own “negligence and lack of ordinary care” may have been a factor in the incident, denying that the company had assumed a duty to protect the property and asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit.
However, Thug’s lawyer Charles Hoffecker suggested the complaint lacked vital information. “The suggestion that my client’s negligence – if any – outweighs that of the defendants ignores the simple facts that the defendants’ employees acted to secure the property, knew who owned the property, undertook to keep the property. property safe in a safe location, communicated to my client that they would keep the property safe and then give the property to an unknown person, ”Hoffecker said Rolling stone.
“Now that the defendants have filed their response, we look forward to asserting Young Thug’s rights through the litigation process,” he added.
Thug is suing for damages, citing negligence and the lack of training of its employees. As its representative wrote in their file, the employees of the concierge “are committed to safeguard and return [Thug’s] ownership ”when they agreed to hold the bag. The record also claims that the staff at The Trace were “unreasonable and stubbornly contentious.”
News of the theft came just days after the release of Thug’s latest album, “Punk”. With the single “Tick Tock”, the record landed last Friday (October 15) via YSL / 300 / Atlantic.
In a five-star review, NME Writer Kyann-Sian Williams said: “‘Punk’ was long overdue, and boy did Young Thug live up to its hype. It’s so different from the rest of the music which he broadcast, and Young Thug shows he can make hits and transcend the world of rap.
“Many say that Young Thug is one of the greatest musicians of the current generation, and with ‘Punk’ he has proven that to be true.”