Future Countersues Ciara Over Defamation Lawsuit
Future is countersuing Ciara, who hit him in February with a defamation suit that alleged he disparaged her by publicly claiming she’s unfit mother to their 2-year-old son. The rapper now wants her $15 million slander and libel lawsuit thrown out and for Ciara to pay his legal fees for defending himself.
As Gossip Cop previously reported, Ciara sued Future, claiming comments he made during a July 2015 radio interview and on Twitter defamed her, painting her as a bad mom and a “publicity” seeker with “control problems.” At the time of her filing, Ciara also asked that Future delete his tweets and stop speaking publicly about her.
But now Future wants her case thrown out, arguing her lawsuit created more publicity (and harm to her image) than anything he ever said or wrote. The rapper also alleges his ex served him with the lawsuit in front of the paparazzi at LAX in order to create a scene. And Future’s harshest allegation in his countersuit is that his remarks couldn’t have damaged Ciara’s career, because she no longer has one.
Future acknowledges in his court filing that had he made his comments years ago, she might have had a case, but despite still having a “huge” fan base, Ciara’s music career has stalled and not yielded her any awards or hit singles. The rapper also alleges in his countersuit that Ciara ex uses their son for publicity while out with her fiance Russell Wilson, often parading around for the cameras. Future is asking that her claims be tossed out, and that Ciara pay his legal fees and unspecified punitive damages.