Kanye West is being sued by a fan who claimed that the rapper punched him after he asked for an autograph in 2022.
According to documents obtained by The Blast in Britain, Justin Poplawski and his wife Tiffany Marshall filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Court for assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, and loss of consortium.
The alleged incident happened in downtown Los Angeles on January 13 2022 after Poplawski, who has described himself as a “well-respected autograph dealer,” asked Kanye for his signature.
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff has claimed that after approaching the embattled musician, West yelled “Go the f**k (out of) here before I beat the f**k out of you. I’m going to make a f**king example of you.” The autograph seeker added that Kanye also mentioned his “f**king divorce” from his ex-wife Kim Kardashian.
According to the documents, Poplawski claimed that the rapper punched him several times, “severely injuring him” and added that he and his wife were “lawfully standing on public property” during the alleged incident. Marshall is also suing the 46-year-old rapper for “loss of consortium”.
Shortly after the incident took place, a video of Poplawski lying on the ground while Kanye shouted, appeared on social media.
Police investigated the incident, but decided not to press charges against the controversial artist and, at the time, the L.A. City Attorney’s Office stated “After a thorough and careful review of all the evidence, our office is declining to file based on no reasonable likelihood of conviction.”