/  12.20.2021

Drake won a lawsuit filed by Mesha Collins, the woman who attempted to break into his Los Angeles home in 2017. According to Billboard, a judge dismissed a $4 million suit against the rapper, who was accused of defaming the intruder’s name and sharing her private information on social media.

During a court hearing on Friday (Dec. 17), Judge Virginia Keeny of the Los Angeles Superior Court ruled that Drake didn’t share any posts that could be directly linked to Collins.

“Plaintiff Collins has not demonstrated any of defendant [Aubrey] Graham’s statements were about plaintiff Collins or that he used her identity, name, or likeness in his Instagram posts or endorsements,” she wrote. “Even if plaintiff Collins could establish the statements were about her, she has failed to establish that such statements were of a private fact that is offensive and objectionable to the reasonable person.”

Drake’s recent win comes roughly a week after he asked the judge to dismiss the case on grounds that he didn’t know Collins before the lawsuit.

“In April 2017, somebody broke into my Los Angeles home when I was not there. At the time of that incident, I was not told any details about the trespasser, including her name,” he wrote in court filings.

“When this lawsuit was filed and served on me, I learned that Plaintiff [Mesha Collins] is the same person who broke into my house in Los Angeles in April 2017. I do not know Plaintiff. I have never met her and have never communicated with her. I did not even know of Plaintiff until this lawsuit was filed and served. Indeed, I was unaware of Plaintiff’s identity, name or where she alleges she lives until the filing and service of this lawsuit,” he continued, adding that he couldn’t use her name or likeness in his music, endorsements or social media posts with no knowledge of her identity.

 

 

 

 

 

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