Tekashi 6ix9ine has landed himself in the middle of controversy once more. This time over allegedly unpaid fees and poor communication with his team of lawyers, who have formally announced their intention to resign.
According to court documents obtained by AllHipHop, the Meloni & McCaffrey law firm has told U.S. District Judge Hector Gonzalez of its intention to discontinue representation of the rapper. “From June 2021 until March 2022, I had sporadic communications directly with Mr. Hernandez, and mainly communicated with him via texts,” attorney Robert Meloni wrote in the fillings.
“At the beginning of the representation, until March 2022, I communicated almost entirely with Justin Kobay, the business manager for Mr. Hernandez and his companies whenever I needed to consult with someone about this action or the other matters I was handling for Mr. Hernandez. Mr. Kobay would act as a liaison.”
The attorney said that in March 2022, Kobay gave up his position as 6ix9ine’s business manager. After that, Meloni was told to talk to the “GOOBA” artist’s brother, Oscar Hernandez, about the situation, but by September of this year, he had once again been ghosted.
“There is now a total breakdown in communication between Mr. Hernandez and the Firm. Mr. Hernandez’s last communication with me took place in early March 2022 relating to one of the other litigations. Finally, I just learned that Mr. Hernandez changed his phone number, which he did not tell me himself. He did not provide me with his new mobile number.”
Meloni continued by outlining the difficulties he has encountered in finding his client and adding that 6ix9ine is alleged to have failed to pay any of his lawyer fees since December 2021. “Mr. Hernandez’s refusal or inability to communicate with the Firm makes it impossible for the Firm to continue its representation because, among other things, we are unable to get Mr. Hernandez’s input on discovery decisions or strategic decisions required during the course of the litigation,” court documents read.
“Moreover, Mr. Hernandez, who has not made a payment to the firm since December 2021, has a substantial outstanding balance for this matter and four other litigations, and has not indicated an intent or ability to make a payment in the future.”
Since 6ix9ine reportedly does not have a current physical address, the Firm has asked that the withdrawal be conducted by email. Keep an eye on Thirsty for the latest updates.
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