Single-named entertainers and one-time couple Ciara and Future have been tip-toeing further and further away from their dirty defamation fight ever since they started it back in February. Ciara has taken the latest step to end the drama. However, it doesn’t really have anything to do with wanting to play nice.
Eight months ago, Future said that Ciara was being a bad mom to their 2-year-old son Future Zahir on a radio show. Ciara replied by slapping him with a $15 million defamation lawsuit. Future slapped back with a counter-suit saying it’s not technically possible to defame a has-been. Future eventually dropped that counter-suit. Now Ciara is dropping part of hers. TMZ says Ciara’s lawyer has just filed papers to drop the libel portion of her defamation lawsuit.
Ciara alleged in her defamation lawsuit that all the shit-talking Future did cost her money and ruined her professional reputation. But Ciara’s bank account determined that was a lie. Apparently Ciara is making more money now than when Future was publicly dragging her. You can’t sue someone for loss of money when you’re clearly not suffering financially, so that page of her lawsuit was ripped out.
A judge has already dismissed a separate defamation claim, but it’s not over yet. TMZ says Ciara is still suing Future over something called “false light“, which sounds like a junebug in firefly drag but is actually a legal way of saying that Future made her out to be someone she’s not. This also means Ciara could still get some of that $15 million she’s after.
I hope Future doesn’t file another counter-suit against that false light thing against Ciara. He would have a good argument if he claimed he couldn’t make Ciara out to be someone she wasn’t because she was already someone she wasn’t. I mean, Ciara was introduced as “The Princess” at the beginning of 1, 2 Step, and I’m almost certain she has no royal lineage or official title.
Here’s a maybe-pregnant Ciara leaving a Revlon LOVE IS ON even on Tuesday night in new York City.