Megan Thee Stallion is facing difficulties in her ongoing battle with her former record label, 1501 Certified Entertainment, as they have rejected her deposition request, claiming a case of mistaken identity.
1501 and its label head, Carl Crawford, filed a motion denying the Houston hottie’s claims that they’ve been employing Darien Smith at their label, according to courts document obtained by Radar Online.
Crawford is claiming that Smith manages one of 1501’s artists but is otherwise unrelated to the label and operates as a kind of independent contractor.
In addition, 1501 and Crawford claimed that the “Hot Girl Summer” rapper has “Darien Smith” confused with “Darrian Smith,” who is a completely different person altogether.
“The allegations that 1501 has ‘maliciously collaborated’ in a ‘campaign to disparage [Megan]’ are as ludicrous as [Megan’s] refusal to listen to 1501 when it told her long ago that she was after the wrong Darien Smith,” the label said, per the outlet.
“The label said it has never refused ‘to produce a corporate representative’ to testify regarding its publishing claim. Instead, 1501 has repeatedly asked [Megan’s] counsel to articulate what testimony [Megan] is seeking so that it might present an appropriate witness.”
Megan Thee Stallion’s attorneys have been informed by 1501 and Crawford that they will need to personally subpoena “Darien Smith” since they only employ “Darrian Smith.”
On May 31, the Houston Hottie, Megan Thee Stallion, filed a deposition demand and a motion to compel against her former best friend and assistant, Kelsey Harris.
In those demands, which were made through Megan’s attorneys, Harris will not only be required to answer questions under oath on videotape, but will be required to turn over all pertinent text communication between herself, Tory Lanez, and Carl Crawford.
Megan is also demanding to see the texts exchanged between the parties and to know whether Crawford approved of Harris’ diss song “Bussin Back,” which was made against her ex-best friend and used as evidence in the Tory Lanez shooting trial.
According to the American Bar Association, this request is normal and is a part of the trial process known as discovery, which is when both parties in a lawsuit agree to show the evidence they plan to introduce at trial.
Discovery avoids “trial by ambush,” therefore Megan Thee Stallion and 1501 Entertainment will not be allowed to present “surprise” evidence during the trial.