Drake is asking a court to not make him sit for a deposition in the lawsuit brought by a man accusing Kourtney Kardashian's ex-boyfriend Younes Bendjima of assault.
According to court documents obtained by Radar, lawyers representing the God’s Plan rapper (real name: Aubrey Graham) are asking a judge to press the brakes on Drake having to appear for a depo.
At the moment, Drake is a defendant in a lawsuit brought by a man named Bennett Sipes. In the suit, Sipes says he was assaulted at the Hollywood nightclub Delilah on March 24, 2018. He accuses Younes of assaulting him inside the nightclub. In his original lawsuit, he accused Drake's bodyguards of playing a role in the attack. Sipes has since recanted this accusation.
In court documents, the music mogul’s legal team says Drake has already answered all of Sipe’s questions and argue a deposition is not necessary.
Drake claims he already provided answers to questions regarding his security guards who were present and about the 1-2 drinks he had that evening. He also denied talking to anyone about the alleged incident.
Further, they say Drake has already answered under oath “that neither Graham nor any of his employees pushed, man-handled, shoved, kicked, punched, assaulted, or battered Sipes” and “that Graham did not make a throat slash gesture as alleged in the Complaint”
A judge has yet to rule on the matter.
In the original lawsuit, Sipes claims he arrived at the club to meet his girlfriend, Sommer Ray. He saw her in the VIP section with Drake and Odell Beckham Jr. He got into an argument with people at the table and proceed to head to the bathroom. At this point, Younes somehow gets involved with the situation.
Sipes says once he got to the bathroom, Younes proceeded to “push, shove, kick and repeatedly punch Plaintiff in the face and body.
The alleged victim is asking for the court to award him at least $250,000 in damages for his injuries. His lawyers claim their client, “suffered a traumatic brain injury, as well as injuries to his back, neck, shoulders, etc.”
Drake denies all allegations of wrongdoing or ever laying a hand on Sipes. His lawyer argued the security footage shows Younes as the person who attacked Sipes. Younes doesn’t disagree with the statement but says his actions were done in self-defense. Further, he says he didn't fight Sipes at the direction of Drake or anyone from his team.
The lawyer representing Kourtney Kardashian’s ex said the "celebrities were passive observers, yet somehow made it in as Defendants. Defendant YOUNES BENDJIMA won the fight, but was not the aggressor, Plaintiff was, and it was mutual combat (with consent of Plaintiff). Also has affirmative defense for self-defense, tried to ignore Plaintiff, no avail.”
The case is still pending in Los Angeles Superior Court.