They once shared a loving bond which saw them have a son together. But it seems that any traces of good feeling are now long between exes Ciara and rapper Future. According to thejasminebrand.com, the singer is suing her former partner for defamation, libel and slander and is demanding $15million in damages.
The singer filed the lawsuit against Future in Georgia Court on January 21, accusing him of making ‘several false and defamatory statements’ in the press over the past year about her and her ability to be a mother to their son Future Jr.
The statements, the singer claims, have damaged her career and professional opportunities that come with being a celebrity mother.
What is more, Ciara claims her ex did so in order to create publicity for himself ahead of the release of his upcoming album and tour.
This included his now notorious rant on radio station 105.1’s Breakfast Club last July after Future saw a picture of the American footballer pushing his son’s stroller. The Jumpman rapper blasted his ex’s new boyfriend: ‘Of course I wouldn’t want someone pushing my son. ‘Like, that’s the number one rule. Like, if I was a kid and my mom had a dude pushing me, I would’ve jumped out of the stroller and slapped the s**t out of [him] you never do that in our community. You don’t even bring a man around your son.
‘You know this dude for a few months and you’re bringing him around your kid?’ Who does that? Nobody does that,’ he continued, ‘She probably set him [Russell] up. You letting them catch that photo. Leave my son out of all the publicity stunts.’
Ciara also pointed out several other interviews in the suit, as well as highlighting the rapper’s Twitter rant in January when Future said: ‘This b***h got control problems … I gotta go through lawyers to see baby future … the f***ery for 15k a month.’ In addition to the cash settlement, the 30-year-old wants all his nasty tweets deleted, and for the judge to stop him from commenting about private family matters regarding their son in the future.
The star is also seeking $250,000 in legal costs, the website reports. The two are still in a custody battle and Ciara also said that she has stepped up to the parental plate but says she was forced to seek child support to ensure Future sees baby Future – who is two in May. The singer also claims she goes out of her way to make sure her ex sees their son, detailing 19 visitations, some of which span several days, which have occurred since December 2014.