Lawyers for NY rapper Troy Ave held a press conference outside of Irving Plaza yesterday announcing a lawsuit against the venue as well as Live Nation. The lawsuit is in relation to the shooting that took place earlier this year, leaving one dead and several others injured.
“This morning, we have filed a lawsuit against Irving Plaza and Live Nation on behalf of Troy Ave for the lack of security they provided the night of the incident,” Scott Leemon told AllHipHop.com. “Troy did not bring the gun into the venue and if the security had done their job none of the injuries, including Troy getting shot would have occurred. The venue had a duty to protect Troy, as an invited performer, and they failed him miserably.”
Troy Ave’s lawyers are claiming that the Irving Plaza and Live Nation put the rapper at risk by allowing a weapon inside of the venue.