It was just a few months ago that Ciara filed a $15 million dollar defamation of character suit against her baby daddy, Atlanta rapper, Future.
In the suit, Ciara claimed Future damaged her reputation when he took to social media to rant about their custody issues (click HERE if you missed that).
After news of the suit, Future claimed he should have filed first due to the fact that Ciara started the whole thing by singing about him in her single, ‘I Bet,’ well now he’s firing back with a counter suit of his own.
The Jasmine Brand reports that on April 8th, Future filed documents in response to his baby mama’s $15 mill lawsuit and slapped her with a counter-suit.
The rapper argues that his social media comments couldn’t have been damaging to Ciara’s career because she didn’t actually have a career at the time!
The rapper begins by addressing Ciara’s allegations of defamation– saying she waited past the statute of limitations to sue him if he did slander her name and thus he demands her claims to be throw out.
He points out that her lawsuit generated more publicity than any of his tweets did and therefore she intentionally damaged herself by suing him. He also claims that the alleged service of process of the lawsuit by her was attempted at LAX in front of paparazzi.
Future says Ciara is a publicity whore and is clearly trying ever way to milk the lawsuit to generate PR for herself.
In regards to his Tweets (which you can read HERE), Future says when he called Ciara a “bitch” it meant overbearing, complaining or unpleasant… not a lewd or immoral woman as she claims in her suit.
The rapper also accuses Ciara of lying about his tweet referencing the $15k child support. He says she knows that’s actually what SHE is seeking and she told him she would sue him for $20k in support if he didn’t pay her the $15k a month she wanted.
Future claims that none of his social media posts were false or defamatory and there was no malice involved but rather “the reaction of a father who wanted to see his son more frequently and on a more reasonable basis”… all of which is protected by freedom of speech.
Future then goes in for the kill as he addresses Ciara’s lackluster music career.
He admits that both work in the entertainment industry but he says Ciara does not currently have a successful singer.
He states if that statement was made several years ago it would have been accurate to state, since she had a successful career but it has been declining over the past 2-3 years.
He says she does not have a “huge” fan base and is certainly not famous around the entire world and points out to her last album being a flop along with her currently not winning any awards.
But wait… there’s more…
[Future] states that Ciara is the one who is trying to create media attention for herself by using his celebrity status and the status of her “apparent” fiancé Russell Wilson along with using their minor child.
[Future] says if she were such a great mother she wouldn’t parade their son around cameras and would actually work with him to create a schedule for him to see his kid.
Future’s counter-suit demands that Ciara cease & desist in making any further false statements about him. He also wants a judge to order her to pay his legal fees for her ‘frivolous lawsuit’ and seeks unspecified punitive damages claiming that Ciara violated the law with her ‘nonsense complaint’.
Future also wants all of Ciara’s claims dismissed and requests that Ciara be awarded nothing in her $15 million complaint.