Greater than 5 years after Lil Peep’s dying at age 21, the authorized battle over duty for his deadly drug overdose has ended. In keeping with a discover filed right now in Los Angeles County Superior Court docket, the rapper’s mom, Liza Womack, has settled her wrongful dying lawsuit in opposition to First Entry Leisure (FAE)—the administration and label companies firm that labored with Peep, who was born Gustav Elijah Åhr.
Phrases of the settlement had been confidential, in response to Womack’s lawyer, Paul Matiasic. “Liza has been indefatigable in her pursuit of justice for her son,” Matiasic advised Pitchfork. “With the conclusion of the litigation, her focus will shift to shepherding his legacy and persevering with to launch his music for the enjoyment of his followers.”
The date of the settlement was February 14, in response to the court docket submitting. A trial had been scheduled to begin on March 8.
A submit on Lil Peep’s social media pages from earlier right now reads:
Womack filed the lawsuit in October 2019, virtually two years after Peep’s dying. The criticism alleged wrongful dying, negligence, and breach of contract in opposition to First Entry Leisure, supervisor Bryant Ortega, and tour supervisor Belinda Mercer. Authorized consultants mentioned on the time that the case had the potential to vary the way in which the music business views medication. In January 2022, texts unsealed in court docket confirmed what Womack’s legal professionals asserted was the “dysfunctional, in the end deadly state” of the tour that Peep died throughout in 2017. A month later, Choose Teresa Beaudet dominated that the case in opposition to FAE and Mercer might go forward, however dismissed many of the claims in opposition to Ortega.
Pitchfork has reached out to legal professionals for FAE, Ortega, and Mercer for remark concerning the settlement discover. In court docket paperwork in 2021, Mercer denied inflicting Peep’s dying “in any method.” Beforehand, FAE has referred to as Womack’s lawsuit “groundless and offensive”; FAE CEO, Sarah Stennett, by means of her legal professional, has denied giving Peep any medication; and Ortega has referred to as the allegations in opposition to him “fully baseless, misguided, and with out benefit.”
Lil Peep launched only one correct studio album, Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1, throughout his lifetime. The report’s sequel, Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2, was shared posthumously, as was the compilation All people’s All the things.
In recent times, Liza Womack has been re-releasing her son’s self-released materials, together with Dwell Without end, Crybaby, and Hellboy. An archival music, “Runaway (OG Model),” was uploaded to streaming companies right now. (In 2018, a 12 months earlier than submitting the wrongful dying lawsuit, Womack directed the posthumous music video for Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2’s “Runaway.”)