Carol Maraj, Nicki Minaj’s mother has filed a civil suit in the death of the rapper’s father, Robert Maraj, who died last month in a fatal hit-and-run accident.
Attorneys Ben Crump and Paul J. Napoli filed the lawsuit against Charles Polevich on Friday in the Supreme Court of the State of New York on behalf of Carol Maraj.
MEDIA ALERT: @attorneycrump & @NapoliShkolnik have filed a $150 million lawsuit in the death of Robert Maraj, father of @NickiMinaj. Maraj was fatally injured in a hit-and-run accident as he walked along a Long Island road. pic.twitter.com/jED21pJkpf
— Ben Crump Law, PLLC (@BenCrumpLaw) March 19, 2021
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Charles Polevich faces felony charges for the hit and run accident that killed rapper Nicki Minaj’s father. Polevich struck late Robert on Friday 12th February left the scene and hid his car in his nearby home’s garage.
“After striking Maraj, Charles Polevich left the accident scene and did not call for emergency services or render aid to Maraj,” Crump wrote. “He was not only irresponsible and negligent but more concerned about running away and hiding than seeking help.
“Polevich’s behaviour was criminal, cowardly, and immoral. We will hold him responsible for his reckless actions that led to Robert Maraj’s death!”
Polevich’s attorney, Marc C. Gann of Collins, Gann, McCloskey & Barry PLLC, shared a statement with USA TODAY on behalf of his client.
“Mr. Polevich has expressed empathy and condolences to the Maraj family. While the civil suit is not unexpected, the criminal charges pending against Mr Polevich have no bearing on the civil case. It has yet to be determined whether there was any negligence involved in the accident or the degrees of any negligence. I will add that the amount demanded is shocking, to say the least, and I don’t believe is in any way reasonable.” The statement says.
Meanwhile, Polevich owns an environmental drilling company in Guam. He also has a residence in that U.S. territory where he spends about nine months a year. According to the police, he has no prior criminal history or record of driving offences.
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