The mother of Lil Peep is suing the late rapper’s manager, Sarah Stennett and First Access Entertainment, for negligence, breach of contract and wrongful death, the New York Times reported.
Liza Womack charges that Stennet, manager Bryant Ortega and tour manager Belinda Mercer pumped the young rapper with illegal drugs and unprescribed controlled substances while he was on tour. Lil Peep signed with First Access when he was 19; he died in 2017 at the age of 21.
The suit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, seeks unspecified damages.
The Times reports Lil Peep’s is the first recent case in which an artist’s family has attempted to hold the music business responsible for an artist’s drug-related death.
“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,” Womack told the Times.