Lil Peep’s managers are denying responsibility for the late rapper’s death in the lawsuit brought by his mother Liza Womack.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, First Access Entertainment is responding to allegations they supplied Peep (real name: Gustav Ahr) with drugs and pushed him to perform, which his mother believes lead to his death.
In court docs, Peep’s former managers argue they cannot be held liable “for her adult son’s risky behavior and unfortunate but self-inflicted demise.”
They add, “Mr. Ahr cannot be deemed a helpless child in the eyes of the law. He was an adult. He co-owned and co-controlled the Joint Venture. This included his tour. Just as universities have little control over off-campus social activities, the FAE entities did not control or have the right to control Mr. Ahr’s personal life, including his drug use. The policy of preventing future harm factor weighs against imposing a duty, too. Mr. Ahr was an adult. He chose to take the drugs that killed him. Arm’s length business associates should not be strapped with a duty to protect each other from self-inflicted harm.”
The case is ongoing.