Months after a music video shoot ended in a shooting, French Montana is now facing a lawsuit from an extra who claims that he did not take adequate measures to prevent the injury of the ten people hurt during the shooting.
Carl Leon, alleges that the incident could have been prevented if Montana and his label had obtained the necessary permits for the production. Leon is also suing The Licking and Gayles Plaza, the strip's owner where the shooting took place.
The video for "Igloo" by French Montana and Rob49, was interrupted when a gunman opened fire with an assault rifle, leaving up to ten people injured. Leon's attorney, Josiah Graham, stated that his client suffered injuries and is seeking $50,000 in damages plus legal fees, alleging that the incident was preventable and foreseeable.
The only foreseeable problem with what Carl Leon is suing over is that if it was understood by all involved that the video was being shot guerilla style, then Leon's expectation of security in invalid. Yes, when someone is shooting legally, all of the securities this extra is expecting would be insurable, BUT if he knew up front that the video was being shot in a guerilla format, then whatever possibly happens as a result of that shoot is under the responsibility of each individual who chooses to take part in the production. If he was told that this was an official shoot, then he has a case, but of he was told that they were just getting together to shoot something on the fly, then his case is on loose standing.