It looks like Cardi B and Offset are heading into the weekend with some more legal woes on their hands.
Rapper Cardi B and her husband, Migos rapper Offset, who are being sued by a man who says he suffered a “savage assault” when he sought an autograph, have now been hit by cross-claims by the hotel where the alleged assault is said to have occurred.
In the new paperwork, filed Friday in New York Superior Court, the Mark Hotel says that Cardi B and Offset are to blame for potential liability arising from the suit, and that they should pay for any judgment rendered against the hotel, which has also been named as a defendant.
“In the event that Defendant Mark Hotel LLC (“Mark Hotel”) is held liable for all or any part of the damages alleged to have been sustained by Plaintiff, as set forth in the Complaint, or any cross-claims, which liability is expressly denied, such liability will have been brought about and caused solely as a result of the fault, negligence, acts or omissions, want of care and/or breach of contract on the part of Belcalis Almanzar p/k/a Cardi B, Kiari Kendrell Cephus p/k/a Offset and Quality Control Management LLC, without any fault, negligence or want of care on the part of Mark Hotel,” the paperwork reads.
In his suit, filed in May, Giovanni Arnold alleges that the couple ordered a beatdown after verbally threatening him.
“This action arises following a savage assault that took place in the early hours of May 8, 2018 outside a Met Gala afterparty. Upon seeing Cardi B and Offset exit the Mark Hotel, Mr. Arnold asked for an autograph. Not willing to stop for a fan, Cardi B and her entourage blew past the Plaintiff, ignoring him,” the suit, assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, reads. “When Mr. Arnold repeated his request, Cardi B turned to Plaintiff and threatened to ‘slap the s– outta’ him. Defendant Offset then directed Mr. Arnold to ‘shut up, bro, before a n–a beat you out here.’ As Defendants Cardi B and Offset entered their waiting vehicle, they ordered the Unknown Assailants to attack Plaintiff.”
According to the suit, a trio of men “savagely beat Plaintiff, punching him and then stomping on his face while he was on the ground” before fleeing the scene.
Arnold says that he was “severely injured” as a result of the alleged attack, which he says took place at approximately 2:15 a.m. on May 8.
According to Arnold, one assailant took a swing at his face, sending him to the ground, after which he “was punched and kicked repeatedly.”
“Plaintiff, who never once physically lashed out at Defendants, laid on the ground protecting his face and body while the Unknown Assailants piled on top of him and continuously hit him,” the suit reads.
The suit also claims that Cardi B and Offset “frequently instigate violent confrontations with fans and individuals,” and that the “brawl marks the third time Offset has been accused of provoking violence.”
TheWrap has reached out to representatives for Cardi B and Offset for comment on the hotel’s cross-claims.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.
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