Takeoff’s Mother Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Venue Where Rapper Was Killed
Lawsuit claims 810 Billiards & Bowling failed to provide adequate security measures
In a tragic turn of events, Titania Davenport, the mother of the late rapper Takeoff, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Houston’s 810 Billiards & Bowling, the venue where her son was shot and killed in 2022. The lawsuit alleges that the establishment, which was hosting a party organized by the family of J. Prince, CEO of Rap-A-Lot Records, lacked proper protections that could have prevented Takeoff’s untimely death.
According to Rolling Stone, the lawsuit outlines the venue’s failure to implement screening mechanisms, after-hour controls, and adequate security measures. It further asserts that the venue neglected to enforce rules and industry standards that could have deterred criminal activity against the party attendees. The lawsuit also points out that previous incidents of violence had occurred at 810 Billiards & Bowling, making the establishment aware of the risks but failing to protect its guests.
The legal document highlights “18 instances of alleged negligence” on the part of the venue, including the failure to provide sufficient security personnel, neglecting to properly inspect and maintain the premises, and not warning invitees about known hazards at the property. Additionally, the lawsuit claims that the venue inadequately retained, hired, trained, and supervised its employees.
It is important to note that the lawsuit does not name J. Prince or Patrick Clark, the individual charged with Takeoff’s murder, as defendants in the case. The focus remains on the alleged negligence of the venue in providing a safe environment for its guests.
The tragic loss of Takeoff has prompted his mother to seek justice through legal means. As the lawsuit progresses, the outcome may shed light on the responsibilities of event venues in ensuring the safety and security of their patrons.
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