A lawsuit has been launched by a woman claiming she was raped during a 2016 concert featuring Drake and Future, who are among the defendants in the unidentified woman’s lawsuit.
As People reports, the woman (identified only as “Jane Doe”) is seeking damages of $25 million, claiming that the negligence of Drake, Future and the other defendants led to the alleged attack during a Aug. 14, 2016 show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
According to court documents obtained by People, the woman claims that during the concert she was approached by “a man associated with Bridgestone Arena” who offered to take her backstage to meet the performers.
After accepting the offer, she followed the man — who has subsequently been identified as Leavy Johnson — as he led her backstage, until, alleges the suit, he “suddenly … pushed Jane Doe to the ground and violently assaulted her, shattering her cell phone and causing severe physical and psychological injury.”
According to the woman’s suit, Johnson had outstanding warrants for assault at the time of the alleged assault, and she claims that the Bridgestone Arena, the touring companies, the firm that provided security at the event and the rappers who performed should have been aware that hiring Johnson would “pose an unreasonable risk to others.”
A source confirms to ET Canada that the lawsuit does not single out Drake and Future, but also names the venue, the security firm and others as defendants, and that Johnson was never at any time employed by Drake or OVO.