Nearly two years after his death, Lil Peep’s mother is suing his management team and the company behind his final tour with supplying the emo-rapper with drugs that led to his tragic death.
Liza Womack, Peep’s mother and the administrator of his estate, has filed suit against First Access Entertainment, the talent agency and label that oversaw Peep’s career after signing him to a three-year deal when he was 19.
The suit, which seeks unspecified damages for negligence, breach of contract, and wrongful death, named Sarah Stennett, First Access’ chief executive who has worked with the artists including Rita Ora, Zayn Malik, and Ellie Goulding; Bryant Ortega, a member of Lil Peep’s management team; and Belinda Mercer, who was hired as a tour manager for Peep’s final tour in the fall of 2017.
Instead of getting him help, Womack alleges that during a stop in London, her son was gifted a bottle of pills by one of his managers during a group dinner. The docs, obtained by TMZ, claim the drug use continued later in 2017 on Peep’s final “Come Over When You’re Sober” tour. Womack says Peep was regularly supplied with controlled drugs and illegal substances including Xanax and Ketamine while on the road.
During a Los Angeles tour stop on May 10, 2017, Peep’s mom claims he was “barely able to communicate, let alone perform, due to his use of drugs,” but his managers allowed him to perform. Womack alleges Peep repeatedly told management he wanted to quit the tour, but his team ignored his pleas and “pushed [Peep] onto stage after stage in city after city, plying and propping” him up with drugs.
During the last tour stop before Peep’s death in El Paso, Tex., his mother alleges that Mercer, told him to take “an excessive amount of Xanax” so he would get sick and then insurance would cover the cancellation of the show. Womack also claims Mercer had a sexual relationship with Peep.
Lil Peep was pronounced dead from an overdose on a tour bus in Tucson, Ariz., on Nov. 15, 2017. His cause of death was listed as a combination of fentanyl and alprazolam (Xanax). He was 21.