Post Malone‘s court battle over a split with ex-girlfriend Ashlen Diaz that cost him $350,000 has gotten more murky, as he’s now being accused of refusing to sit for a deposition over it.
Both Posty and Diaz are being sued by law firm Martorell Law, who Diaz initially hired to help her get palimony (spousal support for non-married couples) from Post amid their 2018 split. Martorell is accusing the former couple of working out a private deal and cutting them out of their percentage of the settlement they were guaranteed from Diaz.
According to Radar Online in a report on Friday (March 3), Martorell has filed new documents asking for a default judgment against Post in the amount of $787,027.60 for not answering the deposition served to his Utah home.
The firm said Post’s lawyers “refused to accommodate the request and instead threatened to bring malicious prosecution charges … six times despite Martorell noting repeatedly that he heard the threat and respectfully requesting he not repeat it.”
Posty’s lawyers have responded to the filing, claiming that their client did not receive the notice when it was sent and only just recently learned of it.
“Because of the nature of my work as a touring musician, I spend most of my time on the road traveling for work or performing on tour,” Post said in their filing. “Indeed, in 2022, I only spent an estimated combined total of 2 months in the State of Utah.”
He added: “I had no idea I had been sued, and I had no idea I was a party to this action. I did not learn about the existence of this lawsuit until on or around December 19, 2022, upon which my attorneys were swiftly notified.”
Post asked for additional time to respond. The judge has yet to rule.
This isn’t the only suit Post Malone is involved in. The “I Like You” singer is also among several other celebrities who have been named as codefendants in a lawsuit involving Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT.
According to Complex, the class-action lawsuit was filed in a Los Angeles federal court against Yuga Labs Inc, the cryptocurrency company behind the popular NFTs.
The plaintiffs who initiated the suit, Adam Titcher and Adonis Real, allege that several celebrities, including actors, musicians, athletes and more, were paid off the books to “misleadingly promote” and boost the value of Yuga Financial Products.
The complaint reportedly claims that Yuga recruited entertainment manager Guy Oseary to come up with a pan to “leverage their vast network” to inflate the company’s value. Post, Snoop Dogg, The Weeknd, Kevin Hart, Justin Bieber and others are accused of promoting Bored Ape and other Yuga offerings through MoonPay, a financial tech company believed to be associated with Oseary’s Sound Ventures.
A representative of Yuga Labs issued a statement through Fox News in response to the lawsuit saying: “In our view, these claims are opportunistic and parasitic. We strongly believe that they are without merit, and look forward to proving as much.”