Tha Row Removed From Wrongful-Death Suit
Tha Row Records has been removed as a defendant in a wrongful-death civil lawsuit filed last week in Los Angeles, Billboard Bulletin reports.
The complaint was filed by Carolyn Stinson, whose daughter Tynisha Ysais was allegedly killed and partially eaten by aspiring Texas rapper Antron Singleton (aka Big Lurch). Tha Row's removal from the suit follows CEO Marion "Suge" Knight's public claims that his label was never associated with Singleton.
Stinson's attorney, Winston Kevin McKesson, tells Billboard Bulletin, "We did our reinvestigation into this matter, and it seems that our information received earlier was wrong. Death Row and Tha Row had no part in this, and we're filing a dismissal with respect to them today."
McKesson says the suit will proceed against the remaining defendants, which include Stress Free Records, Singleton's bodyguard, and Ysais' boyfriend.
A spokesperson for Tha Row says, "Every time there are problems on the West Coast, people always try to involve Suge. What's unfortunate about this is that it's difficult to un-ring a bell."
-- Erik Gruenwedel, L.A