Troy Ave is going on the offensive in his shooting case at Irving Plaza in NYC, as he and his legal team announced that they have filed a lawsuit against the venue and Live Nation Worldwide today. Standing next to his attorney Scott Leemon, Troy appeared before reporters anticipating the rapper’s arrival, after coordinating a press conference before Irving Plaza.
“[If it weren’t] for their actions Troy never would have been shot, and none of the incidents that took place that night would have happened,” Leemon said, after informing reporterd the suit had earlier been filed the suit in Brooklyn Supreme Court. “He is the victim here. He did not bring a gun into this place, and we are seeking redress for the negligence.”
Claims in in the suit contradict the prosecution’s presumption that the bullet wounds Troy sustained during the May 25th incident were self-inflicted, alleging that the same individual who had subsequently shot and killed friend and bodyguard Ronald McPhatter, had shot him twice. The suit also claims that in the absence of a metal detector, the venue had allowed patrons and fellow artists into its VIP section without using a wand or procedural pat-down to check for weapons. He is suing for an unspecified sum, which includes the cost of legal fees.
Troy has been out on $500,000 bail since July 11th, but was seen wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet was seen on him, which he agreed to wear as a condition of his release.