American rapper Nicki Minaj, mom has filed a $150 million lawsuit, against the driver involved in the hit-and-run death of the rapper’s father.
Charles Polevich, on February 12th, struck 64-year-old Maraj, Nicki Minaj’s father and husband of Minaj’s mother, Carol, with his Volvo and fled the scene to hide the car in his home garage after asking the victim if he was OK.
According to Hollywoodreporter, Nicki’s mother, Carol Maraj, On Friday, had attorneys file the lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, read a statement released by Ben Crump Law.
After filing the lawsuit on behalf of Carol, Crump tweeted “Paul Napoli and I have filed a $150 million lawsuit in the hit-and-run death of Robert Maraj, @NICKIMINAJ’s father.”
“Charles Polevich was not only irresponsible & negligent in hitting Maraj, but was more concerned about running away and hiding than seeking help.”
He continued, “Polevich’s behavior was criminal, cowardly, and immoral. We will hold him responsible for his reckless actions that led to Robert Maraj’s death!”
Paul Napoli and I have filed a $150 million lawsuit in the hit-and-run death of Robert Maraj, @NICKIMINAJ‘s father. Charles Polevich was not only irresponsible & negligent in hitting Maraj, but was more concerned about running away and hiding than seeking help. pic.twitter.com/tPrJgwYRIV— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) March 19, 2021
Polevich’s attorney, Marc Craig Gann, told TMZ that “My client empathizes with the family. The question of whether there were negligence and degrees of negligence will be determined by the court. The $150 million amount seems to be over the top.
Polevich, who faced 2 felony charges of leaving the scene of an incident and tampering with physical evidence in connection with the death of Maraj. however, he pled not guilty and was released on a $250,000 bond, according to TMZ.
Nassau County Police Detective Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick, as reported by The Daily Mail, said that 70-year-old Polevich, “was absolutely aware of what happened.”
Fitzpatrick elaborated, saying, “he looked at the deceased and made the conscious decision to leave instead of dialing 911, instead of calling an ambulance for the man. He went home and secreted the vehicle, so he is well aware of what he did.”
As per the police statement, Polevich could have avoided criminal charges altogether if he had remained on the scene after the accident and exhibited no signs that he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.