A man who was allegedly shot at a Meek Mill concert in 2016 has dismissed his lawsuit against the rapper as of last week.
According to The Blast, Dylan Thomas filed court documents to inform a Connecticut judge that he is dismissing his claims against the rapper, Oakdale Theatre, and Live Nation. Thomas originally filed a lawsuit in 2017 for an incident that occurred at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut in December 2016. It is unclear why he dropped the lawsuit.
Thomas claimed he was shot in the leg at Mill’s show and blamed the rapper, venue, and promoter for allowing “thugs to remain on the premises, after exhibiting disorderly, disruptive, argumentative, angry and/or agitated behavior toward patrons.” He noted that this incident had happened at several other Mill shows.
While Thomas’ case has been closed, there are two other lawsuits against Mill that are currently pending. During the same concert shooting where Thomas was injured, two men were shot and killed. The estate of Jaquan Graves sued Mill in 2017 for wrongful death while a separate lawsuit was filed by the estate of Travis Ward.
Both Graves and Ward’s suits accuse the rapper for inciting violence during his shows and blame the venue and promoter for negligence while handling security at the gig. In court documents obtained by The Blast, Mill denies his role in the shooting, noting that he didn’t have control of the situation and was unaware of the shooting ahead of time.
Over a year after the incident, 23-year-old Kyle Hampton and 33-year-old Tivon Edwards were arrested by Connecticut police on charges of first-degree manslaughter related to the shooting.
The lawsuits against Mill are still pending, and as of November, both families are offering to settle the case for a total of $6 million. Mill has not filed a response to their offer.
Last Updated on January 2, 2019 by Olivia Perreault