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6ix9ine accused of injuring woman with thrown champagne bottle

By | Published on Monday 1 March 2021

Tekashi 6ix9ine

6ix9ine has been sued by a woman who claims that he accidentally hit her in the head with a champagne bottle. Although only “accidentally” in that said bottle was allegedly meant to hit someone else.

The alleged incident took place at the Gold Rush strip club in Miami last month, where the woman behind the litigation, Alexis Salaberrios, was working as a stripper. In a lawsuit, she accuses the rapper of throwing a “deadly object with intent to commit serious bodily injury”.

Salaberrios’s attorney, David M Tarlow, confirmed to TMZ that the object was a champagne bottle. It was thrown, it’s claimed, with the intention of hitting someone who had criticised the rapper for testifying against other members of the Nine Trey Bloods street gang in New York. He did so back in 2019, in order to secure a more lenient prison sentence for himself when found guilty of various crimes back.

As well as 6ix9ine, Salaberrios is also suing Gold Rush, claiming that the club did not provide adequate security around the rapper, considering his “propensity for violence”. She also says that venue staff urged her not to call the police, although due to her injuries – which required hospital treatment – she did so anyway.

Lance Lazzaro, 6ix9ine’s attorney, has claimed that the lawsuit is simply an attempt to extort money from his client, telling TMZ that the rapper was not involved in the incident. He added: “There are video cameras in the establishment. It’s an attempt to shake him down. If he is served properly, we will immediately move to have [the lawsuit] dismissed”.

6ix9ine secured an early release from jail in April last year over fears that his severe asthma could leave him seriously ill if he contracted COVID-19 from another prisoner. At the time he said he planned to use his freedom (albeit initially under house arrest) to “inspire the youth that it’s never too late to change” and be a better person.