Joey Bada$$ Settles Donald Trump Impersonator's Injury Lawsuit
(AllHipHop News) Joey Bada$$ has settled a $1.5 million lawsuit filed by a Donald Trump impersonator who accused the rapper of pushing him off stage at an MTV event.
Phillip Wilburn, who has appeared as America's president on U.S. TV shows Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Conan, sued the 24-year-old, claiming his injuries in the incident, which took place in Los Angeles in 2017, cost him thousands of dollars in medical bills.
According to court documents, Joey, real name Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, has settled the case and the matter is now closed.
In his original lawsuit, the bootleg Trump claimed he had to spend $1,000 on medical expenses and was seeking $25,000 to cover the cost of possible surgery.
He was also seeking $50,000 in lost income and $1.5 million in damages in total.
Video of the incident posted on YouTube shows Joey giving Phillip a middle-fingered salute and then a playful shove, with the lookalike then tumbling several feet into the crowd below.
The musician and actor, who has appeared in TV shows including "Mr. Robot," denied any wrongdoing and the details of the settlement have not been disclosed.