Entertainment Cardi B and Offset Sued by Autograph-Seeker for ‘Savage Assault’

00:01  17 may  2018
00:01  17 may  2018 Source:   thewrap.com

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Giovanni Arnold (pictured) was beaten up following the 2018 Met Gala, allegedly by members of the entourage of Cardi B and Offset . Josh Homme is being sued by an autograph seeker for ' assault , defamation, false light, appropriation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.'

TMZ captured video of three unidentified men assaulting a 33-year-old outside a New York hotel after Monday's Met Gala and the NYPD confirms there is an "ongoing investigation." It's not clear if the men represented either Cardi B or her fiancé, Migos rapper Offset .

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Rapper Cardi B and her fiance, Migos rapper Offset, have been slapped with a lawsuit by a man who says he was subjected to a "savage assault" when he sought an autograph outside of a Met Gala after-party earlier this month.

According to the suit, the couple ordered the beatdown after verbally threatening him.

"This action arises following a savage assault that took place in the early hours of May 8, 2018 outside a Met Gala afterparty. Upon seeing Cardi B and Offset exit the Mark Hotel, Mr. Arnold asked for an autograph. Not willing to stop for a fan, Cardi B and her entourage blew past the Plaintiff, ignoring him," the suit, filed by Giovanni Arnold in New York Supreme Court on Wednesday, reads. "When Mr. Arnold repeated his request, Cardi B turned to Plaintiff and threatened to 'slap the s-- outta' him. Defendant Offset then directed Mr. Arnold to 'shut up, bro, before a n--a beat you out here.' As Defendants Cardi B and Offset entered their waiting vehicle, they ordered the Unknown Assailants to attack Plaintiff."

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Cardi B and Offset have just been sued by the autograph hound who got beat up by who he claims were Cardi and Offset 's hired muscle T.I. Arrested for Assault , Drunkenness Argued with Security Guard.

A report claims that Offset made security send for Cardi B ’s autograph seeker . Police are investigating the incident as a misdemeanor assault . While police aren’t interested in speaking with Cardi B or Offset , the three men allegedly involved in the incident.

According to the suit, a trio of men "savagely beat Plaintiff, punching him and then stomping on his face while he was on the ground" before fleeing the scene.

Arnold says that he was "severely injured" as a result of the alleged attack, which he says took place at approximately 2:15 a.m. on May 8.

According to Arnold, one assailant took a swing at his face, sending him to the ground, after which he "was punched and kicked repeatedly."

"Plaintiff, who never once physically lashed out at Defendants, laid on the ground protecting his face and body while the Unknown Assailants piled on top of him and continuously hit him," the suit reads.

The suit also claims that Cardi B and Offset "frequently instigate violent confrontations with fans and individuals," and that the "brawl marks the third time Offset has been accused of provoking violence."

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21 Savage 'Clout'. Cardi B ’s security team allegedly assaulted a man who asked the Invasion Privacy chart-topper for an autograph on Monday (May Cardi B and Offset have yet to address the incident.

After her entourage allegedly attacked an autograph seeker following the 2018 Met Gala, the “Bodak Yellow” artist took to Twitter to set the record straight According to TMZ, Cardi B ’s fiance Offset then told the fan to “shut up.” The assailants fled the scene to avoid being arrested for their savage attack.

TheWrap has reached out to representatives for Cardi B and Offset for comment on the suit.

Alleging assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, the suit seeks unspecified damages.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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