Rick Ross is countersuing Jonathan Zamudio, the landscaper who claimed in June that the rapper, whose given name is William Roberts, and his bodyguard pistol-whipped him and held him in the rapper’s guest house against his will. Zamudio filed a civil lawsuit against the rapper.
“On behalf of Mr. William Roberts we have filed a countersuit that addresses the real perpetrators, Jonathan Zamudio and Leonardo Caceres, and calls for all claims in the August 25th assault/kidnapping civil suit be dropped,” a statement says from Leron Rogers, Ross’s attorney.
Ross filed the suit Wednesday (September 23) with the State Court of Fayette County in Georgia. He is suing for defamation, trespassing, conversion and bad faith, among other claims. He says that Zamudio resided in the guest house without his knowledge and that Zamudio is believed to “have stolen thousands of dollars of lawn equipment,” “impermissibly driven Roberts’s luxury vehicles while he was out of town” and “picked up women at local night clubs and driving these women to Roberts’s property while Roberts was not at the property.”
The statement blames 50 Cent for conspiring with Zamudio to frame the Maybach Music Group rapper. The G-Unit rapper, born Curtis Jackson, has feuded with Ross in the past, using his Pimpin’ Curly character to mock him. 50 Cent also posted a picture of himself with Zamudio on Instagram, calling him a “friend.”
“The mere association between Mr. Roberts’ accusers and Mr. Curtis Jackson, speaks volumes to their lack of credibility and the likelihood of collusion,” the statement continues.
The suit uses Zamudio’s 911 call the day of the alleged assault as evidence in its case. In the audio, he speaks calmly to the dispatcher about getting an escort to the residence to pick up some of his belongings. He does not mention anything about being physically injured.
(This article was last updated on July 1, 2015 and is as follows.)
Rick Ross posted $2 million bond today (July 1, 2015) and was released from a Fayette County, Georgia jail, according to TMZ.
The rapper was granted his release after paying his bond from a number of financial sources: $1 million equity from two of his Georgia residences, $500,000 in cash and $500,000 from a surety bond.
Rick Ross will be wearing a GPS ankle monitor during his release.
Video from TMZ is as follows:
(An earlier version of this story appeared today, July 1, 2015)
Rick Ross appeared in court in Georgia today (July 1), TMZ reports.
The site says that the rapper’s attorney plans to argue that the MMG executive should be released on bail.
(The original version of this story appeared June 24, 2015.)
Rick Ross was arrested today (June 24) for kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery charges, WSTV-2 Atlanta reports. The Miami rapper’s bodyguard was also apprehended on the same charges.
Ross and Nadrian James are being held in Fayette County, Georgia jail after allegedly getting into a fight with Jonathan Zamudio, a landscaper who was working on Ross’ grounds.
Ross and James are accused of pistol-whipping him and chipping his teeth.
Zamudio was also reportedly held inside of a guest house against his will.
The pair were denied bond and will be held until a Superior Court hearing, scheduled for July 1, according to AJC.
The MMG rapper was arrested in the same county two weeks ago for marijuana possession.
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