First Access Entertainment, the former management company of the late rapper Lil Peep, has pushed back on a lawsuit brought by Peep’s mother Liza Womack, who is suing First Access and Peep’s touring company for wrongful death, breach of contract, and negligence.
In a statement provided to Variety, First Access calls the lawsuit “groundless and offensive,” and claims the company attempted to steer Peep away from recreational drug use before the rapper died of a fatal overdose caused by fentanyl and Xanax in November 2017. “Unfortunately, in spite of our best efforts, he was an adult who made his own decisions and opted to follow a different, more destructive path.”
Womack’s lawsuit was revealed earlier this week. It names tour manager Belinda Mercer, First Access chief executive Sarah Stennett, and Bryant “Chase” Ortega, a former member of Peep’s management team, for unspecified damages. Her filing claims the defendants did not take his struggles with addiction seriously, provided him with drugs, and pushed him to perform despite failing health.
Read the full statement from First Access Entertainment below via Variety:
Written By: Jordan Darville