Titania Davenport, Takeoff’s mother, has taken legal action against the property owners and various LLCs associated with Houston’s 810 Billiards & Bowling.
In a lawsuit she filed in a Harris County, Texas district court, Davenport claims the defendants didn’t provide adequate security on the night of Takeoff’s tragic passing.
Takeoff’s Mother Wants Justice
According to Rolling Stone, the venue was rented out on Halloween night 2022 for an “after-hours” gathering to attract numerous artists, popular athletes, and public figures.
However, Davenport argues that the defendants neglected to implement screening mechanisms, security measures, or after-hour controls to deter potential criminal activities against the attendees.
The lawsuit states that even social media posts leading up to the event were clear that basic security measures were necessary.
However, the defendants didn’t fulfill their responsibilities in this regard.
The lawsuit also asserts that the defendants knew, or should have known, the significant number of violent crimes that had taken place on their premises and in the surrounding area.
Nevertheless, they disregarded the safety of their invitees like Takeoff and failed to take the necessary precautions, especially given the high-profile attendees.
According to Titania, the defendants falsely represented that adequate security would be in place when, in reality, they did nothing.
This misleading representation led many individuals to attend the event without concerns.
The lawsuit highlights a staggering 18 instances of alleged negligence on the part of the property owners, any of which could have prevented Takeoff’s tragic death.
These instances include:
- The failure to provide sufficient security personnel
- Neglecting proper inspection and maintenance of the premises
- Failing to warn invitees about known hazards
- Inadequately hiring, training, and supervising employees
Davenport wants various compensations, including consequential, general, special, economic, compensatory, and punitive.
That said, the lawsuit doesn’t mention the family of J. Prince or any individuals implicated in Takeoff’s death.