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In 2017, Boosie Badazz was pepper-sprayed at a Dillard department store in the Edgewater Mall in Biloxi, Mississippi. Following this altercation, Boosie filed a lawsuit against the business itself and the Biloxi Police Department for how the situation was handled. A year later, the security guard who pepper-sprayed Boosie is filing a lawsuit of his own, claiming the Baton Rouge rapper committed assault and battery after being sprayed.
According to The Blast, court documents state that the security guard in question, Glen Kerley, claims Boosie and his entourage had been asked to leave the mall when they decided to enter the department store. Kerley allegedly tried to make them leave, but claims Boosie and company refused to, becoming increasingly aggressive. According to Kerley, the rapper tried to provoke him into starting a fight, which is when he used his pepper-spray to manage the situation.
The footage doesn’t include evidence of Kerley’s claims that Boosie’s entourage repeatedly punched him, or that he himself didn’t punch Boosie or hit back, but that is what the lawsuit alleges. Kerley claims he was ultimately able to get Boosie outside, which is when he attempted to arrest him. The rapper reportedly hit him, knocking him to the ground and kicking him. Kerley says he was dragged across the ground throughout the beating, before being hospitalized.
The specific claims reportedly comprising this lawsuit are that Boosie committed assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, civil conspiracy and negligence. Kerley is seeking damages for a yet unspecified amount, with the city of Biloxi maintaining that no wrongdoing on their part occurred in this incident and demanding that Boosie’s own lawsuit be tossed.
Whether or not Boosie will have to cough up a substantial amount of dough will become clearer as time goes on, as will Kerley’s success in demanding damages. Stay tuned.