ASAP Rocky and Lawyer Face Fresh Legal Heat: ASAP Relli’s Defamation Lawsuit Resurfaces
In a surprising turn of events, the legal saga between A$AP Rocky and A$AP Relli has reignited, casting a spotlight on the hip-hop world once again. For those not in the know, A$AP Relli had previously taken legal action against A$AP Rocky, accusing him of a 2021 shooting incident. However, they temporarily halted this legal skirmish in December last year. Fast forward to today, and Relli has slapped Rocky with a fresh lawsuit, this time a defamation lawsuit. Adding to the drama, Rocky’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, finds himself in the crosshairs as a defendant, according to legal documents recently obtained by TMZ.
ASAP Relli’s Defamation Lawsuit Resurfaces
The heart of the matter is that the ASAP Mob member alleges that Tacopina tarnished his reputation during a campaign to defend the New York rapper. Not only that, but Relli claims that Tacopina was instructed to paint him as a money-hungry, conniving extortionist.
Regarding ASAP Rocky’s alleged involvement in the shooting, Tacopina was quoted in an article cited in the new lawsuit, stating, “Rocky didn’t commit a crime. It was an extortion attempt by a former associate, who threatened to make false, criminal accusations if Rocky didn’t pay him.”
ASAP Relli seeks unspecified damages in this case, citing that he has endured death threats and online harassment due to what he believes are falsehoods surrounding him and the shooting incident. The “RIOT” MC has maintained his innocence throughout the proceedings.
ASAP Rocky’s lawyer responded to the new legal twist, asserting, “This is nothing more than a publicity stunt, which is bound to backfire. I welcome this lawsuit, especially since the resolution of the criminal case is pending. This will subject the extortionist to depositions under oath before the criminal case’s conclusion, shedding light on the fraud he perpetrated. Unfortunately for his legal team, they will be held responsible for the legal fees in this case.”
The resurgence of this legal battle adds another layer of complexity to an already convoluted situation, thrusting it back into the public eye. Only time will tell if any significant developments arise and if this lawsuit brings closure to the ongoing shooting controversy.
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