Lil Peep’s mother, Liza Womack, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against First Access Entertainment last October. She alleged his former managers provided drugs to her son that ultimately led to his overdose death at the ripe age of 21.
According to The Blast, the company maintains they can’t be held responsible for Peep’s “risky behavior and unfortunate but self-inflicted demise.”
The court docs reportedly state, “Mr. Ahr [Peep] cannot be deemed a helpless child in the eyes of the law. He was an adult. He co-owned and co-controlled the Joint Venture. This included his tour. Just as universities have little control over off-campus social activities, the FAE entities did not control or have the right to control Mr. Ahr’s personal life, including his drug use.
“The policy of preventing future harm factor weighs against imposing a duty, too. Mr. Ahr was an adult. He chose to take the drugs that killed him. Arm’s length business associates should not be strapped with a duty to protect each other from self-inflicted harm.”
The latest statement echoes the company’s original stance. Shortly after Womack filed the suit, First Access Entertainment issued a statement denying any culpability.
“Lil Peep’s death from an accidental drug overdose was a terrible tragedy,” it read. “However, the claim that First Access Entertainment, any of its employees, or Chase Ortega, or anyone else under our auspices was somehow responsible for, complicit in, or contributed to his death is categorically untrue.”
Peep died while on tour in Tucson, Arizona on November 15, 2017. The Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner certified the cause of death as an accidental overdose of fentanyl and Xanax.