theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Bow Wow’s (real name Shad Moss) lawyer says he is beyond impossible to work for and is pleading with a judge to allow him to drop him as a client. If granted, this would leave the rapper/actor/TV host without an attorney in the legal battle with a porn star over a music video.
Here’s the latest: On September 19th, Bow Wow’s attorney returned to court to plead with the judge to allow him to drop his client due to their relationship being beyond repair and he can’t represent him in the case anymore.
He explains that he was hired back in December and told to communicate with Bow’s mom for all things related to the case. However, since he was hired, he says it has been impossible to reach the rapper or his mother and it’s impossible to work with them.
Further, he claims the attorney-client relationship has substantially deteriorated and no longer is beneficial to work together. The lawyer and his colleagues say they attempted to resolve the issues with the rapper but were unable to do so.
The lawyer is pleading with the judge to allow him to drop Bow as his client and be removed from the entire case.
Here’s the backstory: Back in 2013, adult film star Celine Tran aka “Katsuni” sued the rapper accusing him of taking clips of her pole dancing and using them in the music video for “Drank in My Cup”. The porn actress claimed Bow Wow never got her permission to use her footage or likeness in the music video.
Bow Wow was hit with a default judgement – due to him never showing up to court – in the amount of $79,346.07 for damages and the porn star’s attorney fees.
Then back in January, Bow Wow went to federal court and demanded the default judgement be vacated along with all collection efforts by Tran.
The rapper explained that the porn star claimed to have served him with the legal documents at an address he didn’t live at back in 2012. He claimed he wasn’t even in the country at the time Tran said he was served and the address she listed is where his mother lives, NOT him.
Bow Wow said the adult film star has been attempting to collect on her 80k judgement by coming after his company Faze 2 Entertainment in Georgia Court. However, he claimed that she obtained the judgement without properly serving him and thus the judgement should be void.
Bow Wow demanded the federal court judge throw out the 80k default judgement and order the woman to cease attempting to collect on the money until he can respond to her original lawsuit allegations. Tran fired responded claiming he was fully aware of the legal battle and she said he was served properly with the documents.
However, the judge came back shortly after and sided with the rapper. The decision vacated the original judgement of $80k and ordered the original lawsuit to be re-opened.
Then in June, Bow Wow finally responded to the allegations in the original complaint filed by the porn star. He says that he did nothing wrong and if any footage was used without her consent it’s not his fault, but the blame is solely on third parties who didn’t receive clearance or it was simply an error.
Bow Wow claimed the porn star didn’t suffer any damages as a result of being in his music video. He adds that he did not have actual knowledge of any alleged unauthorized use of the woman’s likeness.
He stated that if any use of the porn star’s likeness or image was incidental, trivial or fleeting (aka … if her face was shown in the video) it was for a short amount of time and it wasn’t the focus on the video whatsoever. The rapper demanded the entire case be thrown