AceShowbiz - Rapper Young Thug's lawyer has shot down claims his client played a part in the 2020 theft of a bag containing over $1 million (GBP750,000) of valuables.
The hitmaker, real name Jeffery Lamar Williams, is suing bosses at his apartment complex and their concierge service after the Louis Vuitton bag full of unreleased songs, jewellery, and cash was stolen from the front desk at the Trace Apartments in Atlanta, Georgia.
He filed a lawsuit last month (Oct21) in Gwinnett County Superior Court, claiming a concierge put the bag in a secure location after the rap star accidentally left it next to his vehicle in November 2020, but a colleague released it to someone else.
Now, in a new court filing, JLB Peachtree Management officials claim Young Thug's "negligence and failure to exercise ordinary care" may be a factor in the incident.
The rapper's lawyer, Charles Hoffecker, has responded, telling Rolling Stone, "The suggestion my client's negligence - if any - ignores the simple facts the defendants' employees acted to secure the property, knew whose property it was, committed to keep the property safe in a secure location, communicated to my client they would keep the property secure, and then released the property to an unknown person."
"Now that the defendants have filed their answer, we look forward to pursuing Young Thug's rights through the litigation process."
Thug is suing for damages.