6ix9ine is being sued for $150 million over a 2018 shooting that left a woman injured.
According to legal documents obtained by Complex, the plaintiff—identified as Jane Doe—alleges she was shot in the foot while at the Smurf Village apartment complex in Brooklyn, where members of the Nine Trey Bloods Gang were filming a video. The suit states someone had called 6ix9ine—legal name Daniel Hernandez—to inform him that his alleged kidnappers were present at the video shoot, so he allegedly "instructed the member who placed the call to him to assault and/or murder the Nine Trey members involved in his kidnapping." It's worth noting, however, that the shooting took place July 16, six days before the rapper's alleged kidnapping and robbery took place.
Multiple gunshots were fired at the complex shortly after 6ix9ine allegedly ordered the attack. The plaintiff was wounded in the foot during the shooting, and sustained injuries to her back and knees. She claims she lost her job at the Century 21 department store and was unable to begin training at the police academy because of the injury. The plaintiff is seeking $75,000,000 in compensatory damages and $75,000,000 in punitive damages.
"I just want to say, I have scars on my back, scars on my knee, scars on my foot," the woman said during 6ix9ine's court hearing back in December. "July 16 was the worst day of my life. I could have lost my leg ... I just want him to apologize. I was caught in the crossfire. I’m a regular civilian who got hit. He was the mastermind … I wanted to face him. I want him to know he hurt me."
The rapper, who remains incarcerated on federal racketeering charges, apologized to the woman and offered to pay for her medical bills.
Following the woman's testimony, 6ix9ine's attorney Lance Lazzaro insisted his client was not responsible for the shooting or the injuries the woman sustained. The lawyer told Complex that 6ix9ine wasn't in New York at the time of the incident, and it was his former manager, Kifano "Shotti" Jordan, who ordered the attack.
"She sent a letter yesterday asking for Daniel’s civil attorney, because they’re looking to sue Daniel Hernandez. So her statement to the judge and to everybody in that courtroom that all she was looking for was an apology clearly was false," Lazzaro told Complex back in December. "Clearly she has other plans by coming there yesterday than just to get an apology. She had other motives."
He continued: "Her statement at court about her being an innocent victim is true. She was an innocent victim that day. Daniel had very little role in that, except for being in a room with Kifano Jordan when Kifano Jordan ordered it to be done. Her statement in court saying all she wanted was an apology was not truthful. She’s looking for a payday. What’s interesting, she didn’t show up at Kifano Jordan’s sentencing. Kifano Jordan doesn’t have any money. She sees Daniel Hernandez as someone she can get something out of."
"Daniel Hernandez never testified under oath that he directed Aaron Young or Jamel Jones to shoot Shane Hardy," 6ix9ine's attorney Dawn Florio said. "Danny was never charged in the shooting. He does not even know Aaron Young."