Lil Wayne is facing a lawsuit from his former personal chef, who claims the Young Money rapper fired her with unjust cause.
According to documents obtained by TMZ on Tuesday (December 20), Morghan Medlock is accusing Weezy of wrongful termination and retaliation, among other things. Medlock says the issue occurred when she accompanied Wayne on a Memorial Day trip to Las Vegas and had to suddenly leave when she was notified that her 10-year-old had sustained a head injury that left him hospitalized.
Though they all boarded Wayne’s private jet to return to L.A., he reportedly was severely delaying the flight by smoking on it – so she hopped on a different flight. Medlock assumed the rapper’s team would understand the situation, especially because she was two years into the gig, but she was apparently terminated instead.
The docs state that Wayne’s team continued to ask her if she was quitting after the incident, and that despite saying she wasn’t, Medlock got the cold shoulder when trying to return to work. Eventually she was formally told she was being let go.
The former chef says her termination violates a California law that states it’s illegal to fire someone because they missed work to care for their sick or injured child. She is seeking at least $500,000.
The suit comes amid an ongoing assault lawsuit Lil Wayne’s facing from his former assistant, Andrew Williams. Williams filed suit against Wayne, Young Money Entertainment and a company called Signature Flight Support in August for allegedly punching him in the jaw in June.
“The combination of a closed fist and the numerous rings and large jewelry on the hands of [Wayne] caused great harm to [Williams],” the court docs read.
Williams said he sought medical attention at a local urgent care following the punch, and that the only follow-up he received from Lil Wayne and Young Money was reportedly a letter demanding he return a missing Bluetooth speaker and company backpack.
Earlier this month, Weezy filed documents claiming self-defense and asked the judge to throw out the entire suit, noting Williams never received any injuries and that he rightfully fired him for not exercising “reasonable care and diligence.”