Platinum-selling pop star Ciara is suing her rapper ex-boyfriend Future to the tune of $15 million, claiming his “Venomous tweets” and press statements caused permanent damage to her career.
In her defamation lawsuit filed in Fulton County, Georgia, Ciara claims Future acted with “Actual malice” when he described her as calculating and controlling and someone who would use their son for “Publicity stunts.”
Ciara claims in her filing that Future acted with “Actual malice” when he falsely claimed in a highly publicized Jan. 4 Twitter rant that she blocked his access to their son despite his monthly child support payments of $15,000.
The tweets “Were so completely false that defendant had to know the damage he would cause plaintiff,” Ciara claims in her lawsuit.
Ciara said Future has had ample access to their child and saw him on 19 different occasions over the last 13 months.
Ciara, whose full name is Ciara Harris, says she asked Future to delete his Jan. 4 tweets and apologize, but he largely ignored her.
He scrubbed the “Control problems” tweet on Jan. 6 but left the other up, her lawsuit claims.
Future, whose real name is Nayvadius Wilburn, also told the music magazine XXL that Ciara was “Just being evil” to thwart his time in the spotlight, the filing states.