Thursday, November 11, 2010

T.I. Sued Over Beatdown


A music engineer who was stomped out at T.I.'s recording studio is suing the rapper for not providing a safe work environment.

From Access Atlanta
Rapper T.I. is being sued by an Atlanta recording studio technician who says was held hostage for 12 hours and beaten by one of the musician’s employees in a dispute over a missing necklace.

T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, was not at Echo Studios at the time of the Sept. 8 incident, but the suit filed Monday in Fulton County State Court holds him responsible because he was allegedly sent e-mails, text messages and videos as the alleged attack was happening. T.I. is the owner of Echo Studios.

The suit was filed by Norris Gresham, who is identified as an artist and a technician at Echo and who also occasionally helped set up a entertainment venues.

The suit also names some of T.I.’s employees and performers who use his studios – Jonathan Carle, a hip-hop artist known as “Spodee;” Terrance Beasley, also called “Cap;” Cortez Thomas, nicknamed “C Rod;” Nathaniel Josey, who went by the name “Mac Boney;” and Michael Render, whose stage name now is “Mike Bigga.”

According to the suit, Render, formerly known as Killer Mike, couldn’t find a gold diamond-encrusted chain and medallion. While they looked for the necklace, Gresham said, he was held captive for 12 hours, threatened and interrogated.

At one point, Render sent text messages offering a “1k reward for information regarding the item.”

Also, Josey was sending T.I. text messages and e-mails, updating him on what was happening at Echo Studios, according to the suit.

After the necklace and medallion were found hidden in a ceiling, Carle began to suspect that Gresham had told Render that Carle had taken it.

“Spodee became upset and disturbed,” the lawsuit said.

Moments later, the suit said, Carle produced a gun and threatened to kill Gresham.
But Beasley, one of the Echo managers, persuaded Carle to beat up Gresham instead of shooting him, the suit said.

Beasley and Josey allegedly pushed Gresham down some stairs and then Carle beat him, knocking out two of his teeth.

The suit said Thomas, also an Echo manager, used his cell phone camera to record the attack and then he forwarded the video to T.I.

“T.I. did nothing to stop or prevent the assault,” the suit said.

Three weeks after the incident central to the suit, a federal judge ordered T.I. to return to prison for 11 months for violating his probation. T.I. and his wife were arrested in Los Angeles on a drug charge just a few months after he was released from prison where he served a year and a day for a 2007 weapons charge.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

HILARIOUS! I'D SUE HIS ASS TOO.

Anonymous said...

WHEN ARE THESE DUMB ASS RAPPERS GONNA LEARN THAT THEY ARE JUST WALKING LAWSUITS WAITING TO HAPPEN.

Anonymous said...

"Hood justice" is never the answer!

Anonymous said...

Nuggas & Fleas...
Now all of them will be out of a job because they just cost TIP an arm & leg in court expense.
Dummies.

Anonymous said...

Over a necklace? I don't believe this shit. But hey, we live in a place where you can sue for ANYTHING. Hell, why not exploit celeb/convict?


Make dat monay gwoooorrrllll!!!!!

Lateisha said...

Nigga Moment + Nigga Synthesis = NIGGA DISASTER!

TruthBeTold said...

His stupidity making him look not so hot.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:54#1 LOL.

Anonymous said...

Jemini Bish = Charles Hater = Creole Slut Slayer.

Sit down hoe!

Anonymous said...

@ "LaTeisha" 11:23AM

CTFU !!!! LOL! exactly!

Righteous!!! said...

@ 11:16 you sound like a fuckin idiot. You wouldnta gotten the shit beat outta you cause youda begged and ran like a bitch.

Anonymous said...

Ingmar says

He said he was held hostage for 12 hours ... I couldn't be held hostage for two minutes, late alone 12 hours. It took them that long to find a chain hidden in a celiing? That don't even sound right, dude. This was about something else and not some chain/medallion.

Anonymous said...

T.I. need to get rid of all his ' friends' or he need to separate business and friendship.

You cannot run a business like this because he won't be able to control what his so-called friends are doing.

Sooner or later somebody affiliated with T.I. is gonna die.
Or maybe T.I. himself will.

Anonymous said...

^^^
And what you woulda got your ass beat? Nigga please. You pathetic niglets ain't shit, claim yall so hard and don't snitch but yall some lil bitches.

Anonymous said...

DAMN! IF IT WASNT FOR BAD LUCK, THIS NICCA WOULDNT HAVE ANY LUCK AT ALL!

Righteous!!! said...

@ 12:06 Nah Ida Pulled out and took my chances.. stupidass, Im NOBODIES HOSTAGE!

Righteous!! said...

My life in the next niggas hands...you must be crazy..BitchMade Fag.. THATS why ur anonymous!

Anonymous said...

The year is almost over and you just getting around to suing - I would have come back with every cop in the ATL after they released me... who waits 2 months to say I was attacked and held hostage but some loser looking for a quick come up.... I hope TI beat his ass again.

Arlen said...

When you're the boss, you get held accountable. TI needs to turn his back on where he came from. Sad but true. But not to do so...literally will get you killed.

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

Well hood justice is certainly grounds for a lawsuit lol.

Bee Gee said...

Sound like some Suge Knight Death Row Studios shit.

Anonymous said...

He said jail would help his career, so I guess a lawsuit wouldn't hurt.

Lateisha said...

@ Trust its deeper that A damn chain.....think about is....He was hostage for 12 hours for some niggas chain....that shit don't add up and then on top of that the pics and video footage of this FUCKERY was sent to TIP....I dont' know whats going on but well find out...cause it can't be because of no DAMN CHAIN....Aint no way!!!

Like I said earlier:
Nigga Moment + Nigga Synthesis = NIGGA DISASTER!

Oh @11:56 Im Trying to tell them!!

Prophetess said...
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Prophetess said...

I wish a mofo WOULD try to hold me hostage for a fucking chain. Or for whatever.

"Niggas, y'all play too much. Gone on now and quit playing. Can I get some lunch in this mofo since y'all wanna play?"

Lateisha said...

@Ingmar's Prophetess

EXACTLY that's what I was saying....its DEEPER that that, it has to be.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like there is more to the story. Hostage over a fake medallion? Hmmm he either stole the weed or some money. At least they wised up a bit. Man don't shoot em just beat em.. good thing he didnt go out Remy Ma style. T.I needs to hire some new employees...A.S.A.P! Lol

bogart4017 said...

Certain people are not equipped to deal with having money and fame (excuse me, notoriety). These are the ones that flame out fairly early. These are the largest amounts of unrefined black people that have ever been in the industry at one time.

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