Drake no longer has to worry about the assault trial looming in a lawsuit filed by music producer Detail … because the case has been dismissed.
According to court records, the case was thrown out last Friday. According to Patch, the judge tossed Detail’s suit after he failed to show up for a final status conference.
The trial was supposed to begin next month.
This shouldn’t come as a total surprise. As The Blast first reported, Drake claimed Detail had gone off the radar as of late. He says the music producer was scheduled to be deposed in February, but failed to show up or communicate with Drake’s team whatsoever.
Drake also said Detail skipped a medical exam and his lawyers had not heard a peep from Detail’s side in over a month.
Detail – real name Noel Fisher – sued Drake and his bodyguard Chubbs over an alleged 2014 assault at the rapper’s L.A. mansion. He claimed in the summer of 2014, Drake reached out to him to invite him over, claiming the rapper said he wanted to talk about the two working together again.
The producer says he showed up at Drake’s home and immediately ran into Chubbs, who he claims punched him in the face and allegedly broke his jaw.
The alleged injuries were so brutal, the producer says he was hospitalized for days and had to undergo several surgeries. He said he asked Drake to cover his medical bills, but Drake refused. He filed the lawsuit seeking unspecified damages.
Drake fired back saying his bodyguard only acted in self-defense and denied all allegations of wrongdoing. The rapper and his bodyguard demanded the entire suit be thrown out.