(AllHipHop News) Lawyers for Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave hosted a press conference today (August 8) in front of Irving Plaza, where a lawsuit against the concert venue was announced in relation to a shooting that left one man dead and several others injured.
Troy’s attorneys Scott Leemon, John Stella and Marc Albert announced the filing of a lawsuit against Irving Plaza, Live Nation Concerts Inc. and Live Nation Worldwide.
Scott Leemon blasted the defendants for putting Troy Ave, born Roland Collins, at risk by allowing a weapon inside of the venue.
"This morning, we have filed a lawsuit against Irving Plaza and Live Nation on behalf of Troy Ave for the lack of security they provided the night of the incident,” Scott Leemon told AllHipHop.com. “Troy did not bring the gun into the venue and if the security had done their job none of the injuries, including Troy getting shot would have occurred. The venue had a duty to protect Troy, as an invited performer, and they failed him miserably.”
Someone opened fire during a fight between Troy Ave and people believed to be associated with popular podcaster Taxstone, during a dispute in a green room.
Authorities are still trying to determine who pulled the trigger in the fatal shooting, which took the life of Troy’s friend Ronald “Banga” McPhatter.
Troy Ave is the only person facing charges in the shootout. He is accused of attempted second degree murder and four counts criminal possession of a weapon.
Download the lawsuit right here: Troy Ave Vs Irving Plaza