Offset Alleges One Of His Children’s Mother Rented The Bentley He Owes $950k For Losing, Files Motion To Have Judgment Reversed
Rapper Offset is disputing the lawsuit that resulted in him owing $950,000.
According to reports, the Migos member claims he never had the car in his possession and was never on the rental agreement.
Platinum Transportation Group filed the lawsuit, for the luxury Bentley they claimed Offset failed to return, in February of last year.
Platinum told the court that despite being served, Offset, 30, never responded to the suit. Subsequently, the case defaulted. Resulting in a judge ordering the Atlanta rap artist to pay up a total of $950,027 for the vehicle.
Now, nearly a year after the case began, the “Ric Flair Drip” artist is disputing the claim. In new court filings, Offset says he was never in possession of the vehicle. According to him, the mother of his son Kody, Oriel Williams, rented the vehicle and he was only covering the costs, which Platinum knew.
Reportedly, Offset’s motion read:
“I was told by a PML representative that PML would report the car stolen to the authorities. I did not steal the car, and I reported the car missing to PML as soon as I was advised by Williams that the car could not be located. In or about July 2020, I was informed by PML that the car was reported stolen to the Los Angeles Police Department, and that they were investigating the theft of the car.”
Also addressed in the reversal motion, is how Platinum allegedly misled the courts to receive a $950,000 award on a car worth a little over $175,000. Offset’s court documents claim a few things were awry in Platinum’s original filings.
Firstly, the “Clout” rapper says he was never properly served, claiming the company mailed filings to his father’s former address where he never actually lived.
Secondly, Offset claims he only learned about the case when his wife, rap artist Cardi B’s lawyers spotted it in the Los Angeles County Superior Court system. Offset goes on to state his lawyers reached out to Platinum, requesting a stipulation vacating the default and default judgment. At the time Offset, legally named Kiari Kendrell Cephus, offered to pay both sides’ fees related to the default paperwork. However, he says Platinum’s lawyers alleged they were “too busy” to consider the matter for several weeks.
Finally, Offset claims Platinum should’ve “advised the court that Cephus did not sign the rental agreement in question, and Cephus is not listed as an authorized driver on the rental contract.” Adding that failing to do so significantly altered the judge’s verdict.
Offset if motioning to reverse the entire amount of costs owed for the missing Bentley. A hearing has been set for next month.
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