(AllHipHop News) Hip-Hop producer Lex Luger is being sued. A law enforcement officer in Virginia is seeking $1.1 million from the Suffolk native for assault & battery and negligence.
The Virginian Pilot reports an unnamed Chesapeake sheriff’s deputy is suing Luger for a knee injury.
The deputy claims he was wounded while attempting to serve a temporary detention order to Lewis. The order is often used by family members to get officials to take a relative into custody for a mental health evaluation.
The deputy was reportedly transporting Luger from the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center to an unspecified medical facility in Virginia Beach last November.
According to the lawsuit, Luger attempted to escape the vehicle which caused the deputy’s injuries.
“He wasn’t mentally stable at the time, so how can you hold him accountable when something goes wrong,” said Debra Antney, Luger’s supposed manager.
The plaintiff’s attorney, Jeffrey Brooke, has stated that the deputy suffered torn ligaments, had to undergo surgery, and miss more than five months of work. A knee replacement surgery may also be necessary in the future.
Luger is being sued for $750,000 in compensatory damages, $350,000 in punitive damages, plus interest and legal fees.
If the deputy wins the case, the 53-year-old retired Marine will be forced to return money he received for medical bills and disability pay from his worker’s compensation claim.
Lex Luger is best known for producing the hit songs “Hard In Da Paint” by Waka Flocka Flame, “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast)” by Rick Ross, and “H•A•M” by Jay Z & Kanye West. He recently provided the tracks for Wiz Khalifa’s “Bake Sale” and A$AP Ferg’s “Let It Bang.”