Travis Scott takes car rental company to court over alleged blackmail

Date: 7 JUN 2018posted by Car Rentaledited by WinX

Rapper Travis Scott claims he is the victim of an extortion attempt by the owner of a Miami exotic-car rental company. Scott, 27, whose real name is Jacques Bermon Webster, filed a lawsuit in Miami-Dade County circuit court earlier this year that Super Cars of Miami tried to take advantage of an accident Scott was involved in. The incident revolves around the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador Scott had rented and the owner, Yaniv Eliyahu trying to get an additional $100,000 from the rapper in exchange for the company's silence about the accident.

Scott has not filed a criminal complaint against the owner but the civil lawsuit shows the rapper has already paid Super Cars $90,725.45 for repairs to the $400,000 sports car. The payment was part of a confidential settlement hours after the crash. While there has been no details about the accident except that it hit a Toyota about 4:45pm somewhere in South Florida on Dec 31st, 2017. There are no indications of who was driving. Scott has not been cited with a traffic infraction nor is there a police report revolving the accident.

Scott was given an expensive repair bill which includes:

  • $16,107.81 to straighten out the subframe
  • $5774 to replace the hood panel
  • $4836 to replace a front fender panel
  • $11,371.10 for headlights
  • $9864.95 for the front bumper face bar

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A few weeks after the crash, Super Cars asked for an additional $100,000 in what has been described as an extortion attempt. The company had allegedly threatened "to violate the terms of the confidentiality provision contained in the settlement agreement by making specious and salacious claims to news agencies and tabloids regarding the accident." The information Super Cars of Miami wanted to share would've caused Scott "irreparable harm to his established goodwill and reputation."

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