Family Of Slain Man Wants To Question Meek Mill In Wrongful Death Lawsuit
(AllHipHop News) Incarcerated rapper Meek Mill is having to answer questions regarding a wrongful death lawsuit while behind bars or face losing the case in a default judgment.
The "Ima Boss" hitmaker was slapped with legal action from the family of Travis Ward in May, amid allegations his murderous song lyrics incited the violence which resulted in the victim's death outside the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, Connecticut in December. Ward was one of two people killed in the incident, while two others were also shot.
His relatives claimed Meek's material attracted "thug" fans to attend the show, while they also sued the venue's owners, officials at Live Nation, for failing to provide better security.
Meek responded to the allegations in August, insisting he had nothing to do with the shooting, but now the plaintiffs are demanding he answer their lawyer's questions while under oath within the next 30 days.
Meek began serving a two-to-four-year sentence for violating his probation from a 2008 drug and gun bust last week, but he will be able to meet the requirements of the Wards' request if he agrees to sign his written answers to their questions.
If he fails to do so, the family will seek a default judgment from the judge overseeing the case.
Meanwhile, Meek is currently trying to appeal his probation violation sentence, which was widely condemned as too harsh a punishment, with his attorney revealing he will be applying to officials at Pennsylvania's Board of Pardons to get him out of jail.