Machine Gun Kelly’s life has often been centered around controversy. The rapper found on the receiving end of a lawsuit filed by 49-year-old military veteran John Tilli. John alleged in his lawsuit that Kelly assaulted him during a confrontation. The lawsuit against Kelly ran for months and now it has finally reached a conclusion.

Tilli claimed in court documents that he arrived at his job at a bank in Studio City, California, one morning and saw that Kelly was with a group of people as they were filming something. The parking employee reportedly approached the crew and asked if they had a permit to record.

When Tilli learned that they did not, he repeatedly asked them to leave. The confrontation escalated to physical assault as Rolling Stone reported that Tilli accused Kelly of “yelling threats” at him. Tilli also claimed that the musician allegedly pushed him from the front, there was another person behind who pushed at him, as well. 

Tilli reportedly tried to serve the rapper a lawsuit 19 times at an address listed in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles, but no one answered. Kelly ignoring the requests lead to a “default” judgement awarded against him. It appears Tilli may now “request the $25,000 civil penalty previously mentioned in his paperwork as well as damages according to proof.”


According to the complaint, Tilli has “a mental and/or emotional condition that was made worse by Kelly’s wrongful conduct.” It claims Tilli’s disability made him “more susceptible to injury that a normal healthy person would have been.”

According to RADAR, a source close to the musician blasted Tilli’s allegations. The source denied that Kelly got physical with Tilli. Meanwhile, Kelly has not publicly spoken about the allegations. We will be on the lookout for more updates.

Stay tuned to Thirsty.

What’s your take on this story? Sound off in the comments.

Shubham Banerjee

Shubham Banerjee is a computer science student with a passion for technology, gadgets and coding. He writes for Thirsty for News, sharing his love for information and learning. In his free time, he enjoys photography, music, and football. Though, he is a fan of Barcelona, but he is disappointed with their recent performance.

Disqus Comments Loading...