XXXtentacion's mother, Cleopatra Bernard, has filed a lawsuit against his half-sister, Ariana Onfroy, for defamation per se, libel, and slander.
According to The Daily Beast, Bernard’s attorney Aaron Behar asked for more than $15,000 in damages over comments which seemed to infer that Bernard was responsible for the death of her son.
“It is with such sadness and remorse that the tragic end of [Bernard’s] son’s life had to be muddied with the disgraceful and hatred [sic] words of his sister towards his own mother,” Behar wrote in the complaint.
“Given [Onfroy’s] horrific and emotionally disturbing accusations made purely out of spite, Plaintiff cannot simply ignore the damage the comments have caused not only to her reputation, but also to her financial and business endeavors as well.”
The lawsuit comes after an article ran in The Sun, in which Onfrot said the following:
"It was definitely an inside job,” she told the UK tabloid. “There’s somebody on the inside that knew where he was going to be and the exact time he was leaving for the murderers to know when to come and to do what they did. It definitely was set up.”
Onfroy also said:
“They’re going to keep my nephew away from me... My unborn nephew, they’re going to continue to keep that legacy going, that hatred, that evil, that dysfunction, that chaos, that anger.”
Bernard was not named, nor anybody else, but her camp feels that it could have been interpreted to mean that she set her son's killing up.