Ryan Leslie Reportedly Facing Lawsuit By NYPD Detective
Ryan Leslie may have caught some legal trouble once again. After making headlines last November for allegedly Scrooging a German man out of a million dollar reward for the return of his stolen laptop, the musical prodigy is reportedly being sued by a New York police detective for lacing a song with his voicemail.
New York Post reports that Detective Luis Mortimer, a 15-year police veteran, is hitting Leslie with a suit for violating his civil rights by including the message on his record “Joan of Arc” after a 2011 case where Australian supermodel Nicole Trunfio called the cops on the singer/ rapper/ producer after he allegedly wouldn’t stop calling or knocking on her door.
“I wake up to detec’ messages in my e-mail,” Leslie says on the record. “And since when a birthday gift is harassment/a rose gold bracelet nothing subliminal/You called your lawyer up said my actions were criminal. Girls play the victim so well — Joan of Arc.”
Detective Mortimer’s lawyer Monica Kipiniak says he is seeking unspecified damages in a Manhattan Supreme Court suit filed last week. “The song has caused him embarrassment and has damaged his credibility as a detective,” says Kipiniak.
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