Takeoff’s Mother Sues Bowling Alley The place Rapper Was Killed

launches Mom has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the owners of the Houston bowling alley where the rapper was fatally shot in November 2022.

Titania Davenport filed the lawsuit Wednesday in a Texas district court, according to court documents seen by Rolling Stone. The defendants are the owners of Houston’s 810 Billiards & Bowling.

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Takeoff’s mother accuses venue owners of not providing proper security

Davenport says the venue failed to provide adequate security on the night of Takeoff’s death on Halloween last year.

The lawsuit states that “the facility and premises were leased by a well-known music personality,” Rap-A-Lot’s CEO J Prince. The venue was used for an “after hours” party with many artists, athletes and public figures.

“Despite these facts, the defendants provided no screening mechanisms, no after-hours controls or security measures, and no enforcement of rules or industry standards to deter crime against their invitees.” [Takeoff]’ the lawsuit says.

Owners of venues for claims should be aware of the security risks in advance

Additionally, in his lawsuit, Davenport alleges venue owners were criminally negligent when they ignored social media posts that “made it clear” they needed enhanced security and planning.

“Indeed, the social media post leading up to the party made it clear that not only would basic safety precautions need to be followed, but also advance planning and consideration should have been considered, which the defendants negligently failed to do.”

The lawsuit states that the venue’s owners should have known beforehand that a “significant number of violent crimes” were being committed on the premises.

Additionally, Davenport argues that “because of the nature of the party,” they knew celebs would be in attendance. That alone would have justified the introduction of “reasonable security”.

“In particular, the defendants knew that due to the nature of the party, there was a high likelihood that celebrities would be present and could be the target of crime. The defendants negligently claimed that adequate safeguards were in place when in fact they were not. As a result, many people came to the event without worrying.”

New: Takeoff’s mother filed a lawsuit in Texas yesterday against the owners of the venue where the rapper was shot last year

alleges they acted negligently by failing to provide adequate security for a private event (‘rented from a popular music personality’) attended by celebs pic.twitter.com/DBebWqBuaq

— Joe Coscarelli (@joecoscarelli) June 8, 2023

Wrongful death lawsuit lists 18 counts of alleged negligence

The lawsuit cites 18 specific cases of negligence that could have prevented the Migos rapper’s death.

These include: “negligent failure to provide adequate and appropriate security personnel”; “negligent failure to properly inspect and maintain the premises;” “negligent failure to warn invitees of known hazards on the property”; and “negligent failure to properly employ, hire, train and supervise its employees.”

Titania Davenport, #Takeoff’s mother, filed a lawsuit in Texas on Wednesday against the owners of #810Billiards & Bowling in Houston, alleging they failed to provide adequate security the night of Take’s death. She names 18 cases of negligence that could have prevented it 🕊️🙏 pic.twitter.com/2hzHpaKXsu

— HipHopLivesNATL (@HipHopLivesNATL) June 9, 2023

In addition, the outlet reports that Davenport is seeking “punitive, special, economic, consequential, general, punitive and all other damages permitted by Texas law.”

Pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of earning capacity are specifically cited in her wrongful death lawsuit.

In the meantime, Patrick Clark was charged with murder for allegedly killing Takeoff. The Shadow Room reported last month.

However, Davenport’s lawsuit does not name Clark in the wrongful death case.

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