Ciara sues ex-boyfriend rapper Future for $15M, claims he made comments that damaged her career
Platinum-selling pop star Ciara is suing her rapper ex-boyfriend Future to the tune of $15 million, claiming his “venomous tweets” and press statements caused permanent damage to her career.
In her defamation lawsuit filed in Fulton County, Georgia, Ciara claims Future acted with "actual malice" when he described her as calculating and controlling and someone who would use their son for “publicity stunts.”
The exes were engaged in 2013 but broke up a few months after their son was born in May 2014.
The “Love Sex Magic” singer now is dating NFL star Russell Wilson, the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks.
Ciara claims in her filing that Future acted with “actual malice” when he falsely claimed in a highly publicized Jan. 4 Twitter rant that she blocked his access to their son despite his monthly child support payments of $15,000.
“This b---- got control problems…” one of the tweets said, according to the lawsuit obtained by the Daily News.
Future posted several tweets about the status of his relationship with his ex, Ciara on Twitter on Jan. 4, 2016.
“Defendant has never paid the plaintiff ‘15k a month’ for child support ever, but he made this statement deliberately to cast the plaintiff in a negative and disparaging light,” the filing states.
Ciara said Future has had ample access to their child and saw him on 19 different occasions over the last 13 months.
“Some of those occasions spanned several days. (Ciara) has gone out of her way to bring the minor child to Georgia to spend time with the defendant,” her filing claims.
“(Ciara) has never withheld the minor child from defendant and has offered numerous dates for visitation that the defendant has declined,” the lawsuit states.
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