Maybach Music Group rapper Meek Mill is going after the city of Philadelphia in a new lawsuit. TMZreports the Philly native is suing for false imprisonment and invasion of privacy.
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Meek was arrested on October 31, 2012 when police officers claimed they smelled marijuana in his car. No illegal drugs were found at that time, but he was still held in custody for nine hours.
According to Meek, the stop prevented him from catching a plane to Atlanta where he was scheduled for a promotional appearance. Meek contends he lost $22,000 on the cancelled flight and another $39,000 for missing his event.
Meek’s suit also states that the ordeal forced him to settle a deal with shoe company Puma for only $650,000 when it was originally being negotiated for $2 million. Apparently, the negative attention from the arrest affected the final agreement.
Meek Mill filed a civil rights violations, false imprisonment, invasion of privacy and civil conspiracy lawsuit against the Philadelphia police department in 2013.