Ciara To Sue Future For $15 Million For Libel And Slander
1, 2, steppin' into a legal pop off.
Ciara and Future's relationship has been more than rocky for a while, but their battles have now taken a legal turn. The unhappy duo is heading to court, with Ciara suing Future for libel and slander. She is looking to prevent the rapper from speaking her name in public, as well as for compensation for an attempted character assassination.
Remember when Future publicly blasted Ciara for "control problems"? Here's a refresher.
The mother of Future's child, Ciara has faced considerable criticism from her former boo, including numerous attacks on social media. A report from The Jasmine Brand reveals a few interesting details about Ciara's litigious retaliation:
"Ciara says that Future has – over the past year – published numerous false and defamatory statements regarding her which contain several misrepresentations regarding her conduct and character. She says Future knew the statements were false and didn’t care about the consequences she would suffer as a result ...
The singer accuses her ex-fiance of lying about her publicly to increase interest and publicity for his upcoming musical endeavors, namely the release of his upcoming album and tour. Ciara blasts Future saying he ... [is trying] to destroy her reputation as a good mother, to diminish her brand and to impair her professional career in the entertainment industry ... Ciara says after numerous attempts to arrange custody, child support and visitation she had to file a claim against him in another state for support."
Ciara's new boo, Russell Wilson, is also being brought into the fray. The suit suggests that Future also dragged Wilson into various public battles in order to continue to generate press for the rapper's upcoming album.
Future has not responded to the lawsuit.