Drake is already being sued for allegedly assaulting a man after a nightclub appearance, now it seems he’s doing everything in his power to help the complainant destroy the evidence.
A 22-year-old man, Deirdre Tapia Ruiz, says she was badly injured when Drake “exceeded his authority” and attacked her in Los Angeles on 7 December 2016.
Tapia Ruiz claims that while Drake’s people weren’t on the scene, he pulled her and a friend out of the spotlight after the club where he was performing had started to dismantle the stage.
She also says she wanted Drake’s crew to leave the venue, but they didn’t.
As they walked towards Drake’s limo, he attacked her with his fists, which made Tapia Ruiz fall and hit her head.
Drake’s lawyers are denying the claim, stating in court documents: “Not only did it not happen, but it was almost completely fabricated.”
Drake, real name Aubrey Drake Graham, has been accused of getting “quite violent” during the incident, so has advised Tapia Ruiz not to take certain photos that could tie him to the attack.
Drake has asked a judge to restrict Tapia Ruiz’s ability to take “possible images from potential cell phone cameras or live streams of police interviews that may be taken with and or without her knowledge”.
This could lead to “burdensome monetary sanctions” and a court-ordered hearing to determine whether he will be entitled to sanctions.
This drama comes after Deirdre Tapia Ruiz was awarded $18,000 for other injuries she sustained after she says she was “shoved” into a storefront wall after Drake’s security team allegedly tried to get the pair to leave.
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