AceShowbiz - Lil Wayne has officially responded to a lawsuit filed by his former assistant, Andrew Williams. Having been accused of punching the plaintiff during a private jet flight, the "Sucker for Pain" spitter insisted he merely acted in self-defense.
In new documents obtained by RadarOnline.com, the 40-year-old requested the judge to throw out the entire suit. He argued that Williams didn't get injured and that he rightfully fired him for not exercising "reasonable care and diligence."
In the lawsuit, Williams also listed Young Money Entertainment and a company called Signature Flight Support as defendants. He accused them of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, wrongful termination and negligence.
The brawl allegedly took place on June 10 when Williams booked Wayne a private plane. However, once they were aboard, the emcee had an argument with the pilot. Unfortunately, when Williams wanted to stop the verbal altercation, Wayne allegedly punched his jaw.
"The combination of a closed fist and the numerous rings and large jewelry on the hands of [Wayne] caused great harm to [Williams]," so read legal docs. In the court papers, Williams said he has suffered emotionally and physically, and "incurred general damages including incurring medical expenses, in amounts to be proven at trial."
Williams further alleged that Wayne and Young Money kept mum about the incident. They reportedly contacted the former only to ask him to return a company backpack and Bluetooth speaker. "Lil Wayne was willful and malicious and was intended to oppress and cause injury to [Williams]. [Williams] is therefore entitled to an award of punitive damages," it read.
Williams added the claim of wrongful termination stemmed from Wayne's ignorance in the wake of the incident. "This termination was done despite Lil Wayne being aware of and causing [Williams'] status as a victim of a crime," his lawyer added. The suit also accused the hip-hop star of wrongfully terminating Williams "based on his race and color in violation" of California law.