theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Ciara has returned to court in her $15 million dollar legal battle with her baby daddy Future, blasting his claims she uses fiancé Russell Wilson and son to get publicity for her — saying he is clearly privately tormented by her new love and happiness away from him.
theJasmineBRAND.com broke the story — the singer filed suit against her baby daddy in Georgia Court on January 21st accusing him of defamation, slander and libel.
Ciara said that Future has – over the past year – published numerous false and defamatory statements regarding her which contain several misrepresentations regarding her conduct and character in relation to their son.
She said Future knew the statements were false and didn’t care about the consequences she would suffer as a result.
The singer accused her ex-fiancé of lying about her publicly to increase interest and publicity for his upcoming musical endeavors, namely the release of his upcoming album and tour. Ciara blasts Future saying he purposefully published lies about her on his Twitter account, social media and other interviews to destroy her reputation as a good mother, to diminish her brand and to impair her professional career in the entertainment industry.
The suit explained that the parties were in a highly publicized romantic relationship given their celebrity status. The two gave birth to their son in 2014 but their relationship ended around September 2014 after the birth of Future.
Ciara said after numerous attempts to arrange custody, child support and visitation she had to file a claim against him in another state for support.
She also brought up her new fiance NFL star Russell Wilson by adding in her complaint,
Following the parties’ break-up, both plaintiff and defendant embarked on new personal relationships. However, it is important to note that given Plaintiff’s celebrity status, her relationship with her current significant other became highly publicized in April, 2015, and has been a subject of media attention since that time. Plaintiff’s new significant other is also a public figure.
The singer accuses Future of exploiting her new relationship with Russell Wilson by beginning a media campaigning around June 2015 in which he used both their son and her new relationship with Russell to spread lies about her to promote his new CD.
She said it is clear that Future does not share her sentiment and desire to keep their family law matters private and confidential for the sake of their kid. Further, she blasts her ex for accusing her of implying that she needed Russell and also that she used her son as a publicity stunt after a photo was taken by a photographer that showed her with Russell and Future Jr. in a stroller.
She stated that her legal team contacted Future’s lawyers demanding a retraction and apology about his tweets regarding her being a mother, but he didn’t care to respond and no apology was issued. Future didn’t comply, so she headed to court and slapped him with a $15 mill dollar lawsuit along seeking $250k in attorney fees.
Future headed to court and fired back at his baby mama’s $15 mill lawsuit and slapped her with a counter-suit.
He points out that her lawsuit generated more publicity than any of his tweets did and therefore she intentionally damaged herself by suing him. Future says Ciara is a publicity whore and is clearly trying ever way to milk the lawsuit to generate PR for herself.
The rapper also accuses Ciara of lying about his tweet referencing the $15k child support. He says she knows that’s actually what SHE is seeking and she told him she would sue him for $20k in support if he didn’t pay her the $15k a month she wanted. He says none of his social media posts were false or defamatory and there was no malice involved but rather the reaction of a father who wanted to see his son more frequently and on a more reasonable basis, all of which is protected by freedom of speech.
Future then goes for the jugglar, when he admits they both work in the entertainment industry but he said Ciara does not currently have a successful career. He states if that statement was made several years ago it would have been accurate to state she had a successful career but it has been declining over the past 2-3 years. He says she does not have a “huge” fan base and is certainly not famous around the entire world and points out to her last album being a flop along with her currently not winning any awards.
He also laughed at the allegation his career benefited for being with her. He said that his success was in no part thanks to her and she need to stop living in the past.
Future slapped Ciara with a counter-suit demanding she cease making any further false statements about him, along with her being ordering to pay his legal fees for her frivolous lawsuit and also unspecified punitive damages for violating the law with her nonsense complaint. Future also wants all her claims against him to be thrown out and Ciara be awarded nothing from her $15 mill complaint.
Then on May 5th, Ciara headed back to court firing back at Future’s counter-suit and response to her allegations.
The singer blasts his attempt to get her lawsuit thrown out, stating his inability to deal with issues involving their son should not be expressed publicly under any circumstances. Not only is such behavior immature and contrary to the best interest of their son, but coupled with false and negative statements, is indeed defamatory and that’s why she’s suing him for $15 mill.
Ciara is furious about his statements regarding her career flattering recently, saying her accomplishments speak for themselves and to provide an account of her professional milestones would only dignify her ex’s implications about her career.
She accuses Future of adding the comments about her career only to trash her in the press and not for legal reasons. Ciara believes her baby daddy is privately tormented by her happiness with her career, her fiancé and their son. She claims that his counter-suit is nothing more than him “acting out” publicly because of his disdain for the happiness she has found away from him.
The singer denies that she uses Russell Wilson or her son to generate publicity for herself, saying she does not need to stoop to such levels to get P.R.
Ciara is pleading for the court to stop him from trashing her online and publicly, because she says that the internet is forever and if he continues her reputation will continue to be tarnished. She wants his counter-suit thrown out of court, be awarded $250k in attorney fees for having to bring this to court and the court order Future to publish a retraction of his tweets published earlier this year.