Drake Demands Fan's Lawsuit Over Alleged Brain Injury Be Dismissed

Ryan Naumann

Drake wants out of the lawsuit brought by a fan, who claims she sustained a brain injury from an incident at one of his concerts.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Drake denies all allegations of wrongdoing.

The rapper is responding to a lawsuit filed by a fan named Amanda Giovacco. She attended Drake’s show at Madison Square Garden on August 8, 2016.

Giovacco sued over alleged injuries she sustained at the concert. She claims another person violently struck her with a beer bottle at the show. She accused Drake and the venue of failing to have proper security and overserving liquor.

In the newly filed docs, Drake argues any damages were caused by Giovacco’s own conduct.

Drake says he has no control over third parties and could not have prevented any alleged incident. He points out he doesn’t own or operate Madison Square Garden.

He is asking the judge to dismiss all claims against him ASAP.

Back in July, Giovacco sued Drake (real name: Aubrey Graham), The Madison Square Garden, an employee named Joseph Picco and Live Nation Worldwide.

She claims while at the concert the crowd was “rowdy”. She claims she, “was violently struck by a beer bottle that was thrown while attending the DRAKE concert, was maliciously and without just cause or provocation, subjected to a battery.”

She blames Drake and others for failing to prevent, “aggressive and/or violent behavior at the concert, they knew drake has history of violence at his concerts, providing a dangerous weapon at Drake’s concerts”. She also accused them of failing to have proper security.

The woman says that she suffered serious personal injuries and sustained a traumatic brain injury and seizures. She claims it has prevented her from attending medical school.

The complaint adds, “plaintiff AMANDA GIOVACCO, became, still is, and for a longtime to come, will be sick, sore, lame, bruised, injured, disabled and wounded in about the various parts of her head, limbs, body, blood vessels and surrounding tissues, and has suffered severe and extreme mental shock, anguish and psychic injuries, and that plaintiff was otherwise injured, and upon information and belief, said injuries are permanent. That by reason of the foregoing the plaintiff was obligated to and did necessarily employ medical aid, hospital services, medicinal and medical supplies in an attempt to cure the aforesaid injuries, and has been prevented from her usual duties and will be so prevented for a long time to come.”

She is suing seeking unspecified damages for her alleged injuries and medical damages. The case is ongoing.