The American rapper asked fans to pray for his six-year-old son, who miraculously survived after falling from the window of a fifth-floor apartment in New Jersey.
“Zohar Dillard, 6, remains hospitalized in the intensive care unit after he suffered multiple fractures, a liver laceration, internal bleeding, and collapsed lungs in the March 4 incident,” as reported by Daily Mail.
The musician took to his Instagram stories a day after the unfortunate incident and asked fans to continue praying for him.
“Great day, thank you for everyone who reached out with their concerns and prayers for my son,” he wrote. “He is getting the best medical care and miraculously survived a tragic fall. I ask for your continued prayers as he undergoes rehabilitation but I would appreciate that this remain a private matter.”
People reported that the rapper’s ex-wife, Alexis Adams, has filed a lawsuit claiming that the incident occurred due to the hazardous condition of the window installed in the apartment complex.
“Zohar P. Dillard was seriously injured at the rental property after he landed on a patch of concrete below the window, and his mom is now suing the building’s management company for negligence.”
“In documents submitted to the Superior Court of New Jersey on March 27, both Dillard and his mom Alexis Adams are named as plaintiffs in a case against Pitch Perfect 74, LLC, Goldberg Management, Carlos Machado, and multiple unnamed building and construction companies.”
Adam’s attorney demanded a jury trial and said the building’s management should be held accountable for the incident.
“In the legal filings, Haddad specifically alleges management installed “incorrect sized guards” on the windows “even though these windows were on a fifth (5th) floor story apartment, thereby breaching their duty of care.”
The lawsuit seeks an undisclosed amount for Zohar’s medical bills, legal fees, and any ongoing or future physical and mental pain and health issue in damages.
The single mom released her statement to a local news outlet, News 12 New Jersey, and said,
“As a single mom to a special needs child, this feels like a nightmare. My heart is broken into a million pieces. I am devastated, angry, and struggling to come to terms with the fact that my only child has suffered severe injuries due to willful negligence of our landlord and others involved In failing to take necessary safety measures.”
One neighbor, James Lucas, 40, who was getting Chinese food for his family at the time of the incident, told Daily Mail he saw the child lying lifeless on the ground.
“He was just on the ground, not moving, I thought he wasn’t going to live, I was just downstairs getting Chinese food and there were ambulances everywhere and I had no idea what had happened I just saw the kid, he looked lifeless,” he said.
“I didn’t even realize it was from the 5th floor until later.”
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