Meek Mill, Roc Nation as well as Live Nation are being sued by the family of Jaquan Graves, who was gunned down in a parking lot outside the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Connecticut back in December. According to the lawsuit, Graves had just left the facility when gunfire erupted strucking and killing him. The venue is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit.
According to the complaint, “a melee ensued shortly after the Meek Mill performance in the parking area within the confines of the Oakdale facilities, when armed assailant(s) who had attended the Meek Mill concert, discharged firearm(s).” The complaint claims Graves did not participate in the disruption and was unarmed at the time of the incident, and that he was shot and killed by one of the participants while on the Oakdale’s property.
The lawsuit also claims Meek and Roc Nation “allowed thugs to remain on the premises, after exhibiting disorderly, disruptive, argumentative, angry and/or agitated behavior toward patrons.”
However, Meek had since denied any involvement with what occurred that evening, and later added that the allegations against him are filled with racist stereotypes and tones.
Meek was recently sentenced to up to four years in prison for violating probation. On Tuesday, the rapper’s emergency request to grant him bail was denied, but on Wednesday the appeals court ordered a Philadelphia judge to act “without further delay” on the rapper’s bail petition, which was filed two weeks ago, CBS News reports.