Post Malone, the chart-topping rapper and singer-songwriter has become a cultural phenomenon since bursting onto the scene in 2015 with his debut single “White Iverson”. His unique blend of hip-hop, rock, and pop has resonated with audiences worldwide, earning him multiple Grammy nominations and a legion of devoted fans.
However, the singer-songwriter has been making headlines for reasons other than his music. According to RadarOnline.com, Post Malone has been accused of refusing to sit for a deposition in a court battle involving his ex-girlfriend Ashlen Diaz.
Diaz hired Martorell Law after her break up with Post in 2018 as she wanted the rapper to pay her palimony, which is a term used for support paid to a partner after a split when the two parties were not married.
According to Martorell Law, Diaz agreed to pay them a percentage of her settlement that she reached with Post. However, the law firm spent a lot of time working on the case only to have Diaz cut a deal with Malone in secret. The rapper ended up paying her $350k to settle her claims.
Martorell Law claims to have never received a dime from the settlement and sued Malone and Diaz to collect the money owed plus additional damages. The law firm asked for a default judgment against Malone to the tune of $787,027.60. Martorell Law further accused the singer-songwriter of blowing off the case despite being served at his home in Utah.
In a surprising turn of events, Post’s legal team maintains that the rapper never received notice until recently. Post even told the court that due to the nature of his work, he is rarely at home.
“Because of the nature of my work as a touring musician, I spend most of my time on the road traveling for work or performing on tour. Indeed, in 2022, I only spent an estimated combined total of 2 months in the State of Utah.”
He further said that he had no idea he had been sued and only learned about the existence of the lawsuit on or around December 19, 2022.
“I had no idea I had been sued, and I had no idea I was a party to this action. I did not learn about the existence of this lawsuit until on or around December 19, 2022, upon which my attorneys were swiftly notified.”
In newly filed court documents, Martorell Law claimed that they attempted to schedule a deposition with Post and his manager Andre London. The firm claims that Post Malone’s legal team refused to accommodate the request and instead threatened to press malicious prosecution charges.
As of writing this article, the judge hasn’t ruled on this case. Hence, we will have to wait and see what is the judge’s verdict. Stay tuned to Thirsty For News as we bring you similar.
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