Offset is being accused by Los Angeles vehicle rental company Platinum Motorsports (PML) of bailing out of a Bentley Bentayga. He allegedly rented but did not return in 2019. As a result, the company sued Offset for damages. PML is demanding Migos star to pay $950,027.35 for the car. Offset did not settle the suit and was ordered by the courts to pay the hefty amount.
Offset Makes Sworn Statement
In the words of Rolling Stone, Offset has made a sworn statement in the matter this week, stating that he never owned or drove the vehicle in question. He said that Oriel Williams, the mom of one of his kids, was the person who rented the car. Offset was willing to pay for the cost of renting it. But claimed that Williams called him in July 2020 to tell him that the car had disappeared suddenly. Offset stated that he immediately called Platinum and was said to believe that the problem was resolved.
“A PML representative told me that PML would report the car stolen to the authorities,” the representative declared in an official statement. “I did not take the vehicle, and I reported the car as missing to PML when Williams told me that the vehicle was not found.” Around June 2020, I was told via PML that the vehicle had been claimed to be stolen. Then reported to authorities at Los Angeles Police Department. They were investigating the theft of the car.
Offset Speaks on Being Accused
Offset speaks on being accused, “I wasn’t in the possession of the vehicle. To my knowledge, I was not listed as an additional driver in the rental contract. I’ve rented cars through PML previously. They had the Georgia driver’s license and my credit card in their database.”
Offset stated that he was also in contact with his insurance company after the incident. However, the insurance company said they couldn’t cover the purchase as he hadn’t signed any rental contract.
He said, “Not hearing otherwise from PML or the Los Angeles Police Department in 2020 or thereafter, I assumed that the Bentley — which was unique and which I believed was protected with OnStar or some other electronic detection device — had either been recovered or that any loss had been covered by PML’s insurance.”
The “Red Room” lyricist also said Platinum hadn’t served him with the suit. Instead, they sent its lawsuits to an address within Atlanta, where his father was and where he “never” resided. In addition, offset claimed he did not give his father permission to access mail on his behalf.
PML Failed to Tell Offset Directly
The only reason offset was aware of being accused, he said, was that the entertainment law firm of Cardi B was able to discover it through the Los Angeles County Superior Court system. The writer added that Offset’s lawyers contacted Platinum after the discovery. He asked for “a stipulation vacating the default and default judgment” and said Offset made an offer “to pay both sides’ fees related to the default paperwork.” However, the legal counsel for the rental firm claimed that they had been “too busy” at the time to think about the proposal.
Offset found that Platinum’s suit was deceitful since Platinum “never advised the court that [Offset] did not sign the rental agreement in question, and [Offset] is not listed as an authorized driver on the rental contract.” A hearing regarding the issue is planned for this month.