DaBaby Requests Postponement In Civil Trial For Alleged Assault

DaBaby has requested to postpone his civil trial regarding an alleged assault in 2020.

BYCole Blake
DaBaby Requests Postponement In Civil Trial For Alleged Assault

DaBaby has requested that a Los Angeles judge postpone his upcoming civil trial regarding a 2020 assault. The lawsuit comes from a man who says DaBaby assaulted him for enforcing “basic rental rules” at his North Carolina property. The rapper had been leasing the property at the time. He is also facing criminal charges for the incident.

A hearing in the case had been scheduled for April, but DaBaby’s lawyers argue the court must give the criminal case surrounding the same incident precedent. According to legal documents obtained by RadarOnline, DaBaby’s attorneys say he “cannot be called to testify in this matter until after his criminal case has been resolved, which will not be until October 2023, at minimum.”

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 04: Rapper DaBaby performs onstage during "Rolling Loud Presents: DaBaby Live Show Killa" tour at Coca-Cola Roxy on December 04, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

The attorneys added that if the judge doesn't postpone the trial, "[DaBaby] will not be able to respond to discovery or testify without providing information that could potentially incriminate him in the parallel criminal case." They added that postponing the trial will "protect [DaBaby’s] Fifth Amendment rights.”

As for the alleged assault, Gary Pagar claims it went down as he checked in on his rental property. At the time, he discovered 40 people and a film crew recording a video for DaBaby. He attempted to speak with the rapper to request he stop filming. It was at this point that DaBaby allegedly assaulted Pagar. He claims the group stole “valuable kitchenware,” while leaving behind thousands of dollars in damages. They also never paid the full lease. Further court proceedings regarding the case will continue on October 23.

DaBaby's latest legal trouble comes after a jury found in favor of the rapper in another alleged assault. A concert promoter named Kenneth Carey claimed DaBaby beat and robbed him. He also accused him of backing out of a deal to host one of his events. Additionally, DaBaby successfully countersued him for invasion of privacy and unauthorized use of name or likeness. The trial took place back in December over the course of five days.


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