The ongoing authorized battle between Lil Peep’s mother, Liza Womack, and her son’s file label continues.
Rolling Stone reviews Womack claims the late rapper’s file label, First Access Entertainment, is refusing to pay $4 million that’s owed to his property. Meanwhile, the label alleges that Peep’s mother is the one in charge for any delay.
The competing events met in Los Angeles court docket on Tuesday, where Womack’s lawyer, Paul A. Matiasic alleged that FAE is denying Peep’s mother income linked to the late artist’s catalog: “FAE is trying to choke off her funds by denying her her royalty revenue that they know she’s owed,” Matiasic told the court docket.
Responding to Matiasic’s accusations, FAE’s lawyer John W. Amberg said: “It also is not true that FAE owes the estate over $4 million. That’s simply not true. That’s just an argument used to gain someone’s sympathy here.”
The information arrives a number of months after Womack opened up about submitting a wrongful death lawsuit against her son’s managers in 2019. The upcoming trial—which was speculated to begin in November, but has since been pushed again—asserts that First Access Entertainment, Bryant Ortega, and Belinda Mercer were personally accountable for Peep’s death from an unintentional overdose on Nov. 15, 2017.
“Defendants ignored these cries for help and instead, pushed [him] onto stage after stage in city after city, plying and propping [him] up with illegal drugs and unprescribed controlled substances all along the way,” the wrongful death lawsuit alleges.
“I want justice for Gus,” Womack told Pitchfork in May. “That’s why I’m doing this. Whatever form it takes, what I’m looking for is for people to be held accountable for their behavior.”
She continued, “I’ve had two strokes, and I am not going to die until I take care of this matter. I’m going to live. I have a mission. If people are held accountable for their actions, I will feel that justice has been done. You learn to live with the pain, and you’re a different person, because when your child dies, the person that you were dies, too. But I will be glad, and I hope to feel satisfaction.”