Meek Mill says he does not know anything about the shooting that killed two people outside his 2016 concert and is pleading with a judge to avoid being grilled in the ongoing legal battle.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Meek is asking a judge to order he does not have to sit for a deposition in the lawsuit brought by the estate of Travis Ward.
The rapper says until the people suing him can prove he has information, the judge should shut down their demands he sit for a depo. He says if the court makes him, then he is asking for a protective order that will order any videotape of his depo be sealed and not released to the press.
Meek’s lawyer writes, “The noticed deposition of Mill is a thinly-veiled attempt to harass a public figure who had no relationship to the Plaintiffs’ injuries to try to extract a nuisance settlement. The Court should not permit this abuse.”
Back in 2017, the rapper was sued by the estate of Jaquan Graves for wrongful death after Graves was shot and killed outside Meek’s 2016 concert in Connecticut.
The lawsuits accused Meek – along with the Oakdale Musical Theatre Company and Live Nation – of being negligent in the handling of security of the concert. One suit even pointed to Meek’s lyrics claiming they incite violence and described how Meek’s concert have had shootings in the past.
Meek has denied all allegations he was negligent or had any role in contributing to the shooting, saying it was out of his control and he could not have known the shooting was going to happen.
The rapper recently demanded he be let out of Graves lawsuit. Meek Mill claims police found gunshot residue on the decedent, “which indicate that he discharged a firearm during the melee.”