Lil Peep's Mother Sues His Management, Say They Supplied Him with Drugs

Carla Harmon
October 10, 2019

Liza Womack filed the lawsuit at the Los Angeles County Superior Court on October 7, claiming negligence, breach of contract and wrongful death, according to documents obtained by ET.

On November 15, 2017 Peep was discovered dead on his tour bus at a stop near Tucscon, Arizona. Court documents obtained by TMZ claim these problems started in early 2017 during The Peep Show tour and continued as the rapper embarked on his final Come Over When You're Sober tour.

In response, First Access Entertainment - who partnered with Peep back in 2016 - have issued a statement saying claims its employees contributed to Peep's death are "categorically untrue", and that they had encouraged him to stop using drugs. Womack says Peep was regularly supplied with controlled drugs and illegal substances including Xanax and Ketamine while on the road. She also says Peep wanted to quit the tour basically because of physical and emotional exhaustion but management insisted he continue. The promising young rapper was found by his manager, who was checking in on him in preparation for his performance that night. The suit claims that Peep was an "impressionable kid" and that his management coerced him "onto stage after stage in city after city, plying and propping" him up with illegal drugs.

His mother alleges one of his managers, Belinda Mercer, told him to take "an excessive amount of Xanax" to get sick and then insurance would cover the cancellation of the show.

Lil Peep's mother is suing the late rapper's management company over his death. She is seeking unspecified damages.

"This is something that I must do as a mother", Womack mentioned of the scenario in an interview, cited by The New York Occasions.

"I feel very concerned that they not be exploited", she said. "What Gus had to live through is actually horrifying to me, and I'm sure he's not the only person his age in this situation".

"While First Access is deeply saddened by Lil Peep's untimely death, we will not hesitate to defend ourselves against this groundless and offensive lawsuit".

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