The household of late drug lord Pablo Escobar is reportedly suing rapper 2 Chainz for hundreds of thousands over the identify of his restaurant, which is predicated in Atlanta.
In keeping with TMZ, they’re claiming that the Escobar Restaurant and Tapas is in violation of federal legislation resulting from utilizing Escobar’s identify and likeness with none authorization. The lawsuit is claimed to be for not less than $10 million.
Escobar Inc. says it owns the trademark to Escobar’s likeness, and Chainz makes use of the identify to generate visitors and gross sales — so he owes them some cash. 2 Chainz reportedly has Escobar’s likeness painted inside one of many areas.
Final month, the restaurant was shut down by the Georgia Police for violating COVID-19 pointers.
In keeping with an incident report from the Division of Public Security, the restaurant’s supervisor for the eatery was cited after public security officers acquired complaints that there have been too many individuals contained in the restaurant and bar.