Back in November Meek Mill missed out on his own album release party for Dreams and Nightmares when he was detained by Philadelphia police. Police also took photos of Meek that they allegedly shared on Instagram. They never ended up filing charges against the rapper and now Meek wants his day in court.
According to Courthouse News, Meek, real name Robert Williams, feels he should be compensated for his horrible ordeal that lasted nine hours. Taking action with his lawyer Anthony Petrone at his side, he is suing police officers Andre Boyer and Michael Varga, along with the city of Philadelphia for several charges, including false imprisonment, civil rights violations, civil conspiracy and invasion of privacy.
The complaint filed reads as followed:
“On October 31, 2012, at approximately 7:30 p.m., plaintiff was driving a Range Rover SUV when Philadelphia Police Officers Andre Boyer and Michael Vargas, without cause or justification, conducted a motor vehicle stop. Following the vehicle stop, police officers Boyer and Vargas handcuffed plaintiff at the scene, transported him in custody to the 22nd Police District, took photographs of plaintiff which the officers posted and published…on Instagram and other social media websites, depicting plaintiff in police custody…without being charged with any criminal activity and having caused plaintiff to miss a scheduled promotional appearance in Atlanta, Georgia.”
Along with missing his own party, Meek is also claiming the affair caused him to lose out on several sponsorships and endorsements and it has personally caused him anxiety and embarrassment over the matter. It’s a bit ironic he was debuting Dreams and Nightmares and now he is in a real-life nightmare.
-Ashley Quadros, CBS Local