Officers in Ohio file lawsuit against Afroman over wrongful home raid recording
In August 2022, seven law enforcement officers raided rapper Afroman’s home and are now suing him for invasion of privacy. Footage from the raid was featured in Afroman’s music videos and on his merchandise and social media. In Ohio, members of the Adams County Sheriff’s Office have sued the rapper, noting that the film shows their faces and has caused them embarrassment, ridicule, humiliation, loss of reputation and emotional distress. Afroman was not present during the raid, according to court documents seen by The Independent. Although he was not present, his wife recorded parts of the search on her phone, and several security cameras in the house also captured the search.
After cops raided Afroman’s home, they are suing him for “emotional distress, embarrassment, ridicule, loss of reputation, and humiliation.”
This is the funniest shit I’ve ever seen in my life pic.twitter.com/BHh4heUL6z
— Bryce Greene (@TheGreeneBJ) March 23, 2023
According to the plaintiffs, they are entitled to all profits generated by the use of their people. According to them, this includes proceeds from his songs, music videos, and live events, as well as the marketing of his brand of merchandise. As part of the application for an injunction, they also asked for the removal of all photos, videos and posts relating to the raid. According to Afroman’s Instagram response on Wednesday (March 22), he promises to address the damages done to my clients, family, career and property. According to him, the video footage he captured was his own, and he used the video footage to collect money for the damage done to his property and possessions.
The privacy lawsuit against Afroman by the police who raided his home is pretty graphic. pic.twitter.com/CE8PxP18OO
— CJ Ciaramella (@cjciaramella) March 23, 2023
Apparently, Ohio Officials Are Suing Rapper Afroman For Recording Them Wrongly Rating His Home
Ohio police wrongfully raided rapper Afroman’s home last year. Afroman then used the footage of the raid for one of his music videos to take matters into his own hands. The aforementioned police have filed a lawsuit against the “Colt 45” rapper, court documents obtained by The Guardian reveal. The plaintiffs allege that Afroman used their persona for commercial purposes in the reported lawsuit filed by police officers Shawn D Cooley, Justin Cooley, Michael D Estep, Shawn D, Grooms, Brian Newland, Lisa Phillips, and Randolph L Walters, Jr. Of the states of law, many of the officers involved in the search are clearly shown through these music videos with their similarities, distinctive looks, and distinct faces (‘personas’). They claim they have faced ridicule and death threats as a result of Afroman’s use of the footage, which is considered willful, wanton, malicious, and done with conscious or reckless disregard.
In addition to using clips from the raid for his music video, Afroman posted clips on his TikTok and Instagram accounts. According to the now-deleted Instagram posts, Afroman captioned a photo of Judge Roy Gabbert with, This is the judge who signed the kidnapping warrant. The man’s name is Roy Droopy Gabbert. Make sure you vote him out before he signs a fake warrant so some paranoid KKKops come to your house, endangering your family’s lives, stealing your money and disconnecting your home surveillance system… Warrant for drug possession , trafficking, and Gabbert had an outstanding kidnapping warrant at the time of the raid. Each plaintiff is said to be seeking damages of $25,000 per four counts. The rapper posted footage of the raid in at least three of his YouTube music videos months after the raid took place. The list includes Why Do You Unplug My Camera, Will You Help Me Fix My Door and Lemon Pie.