Platinum recording artist and reality television star, Keyshia Cole, was summoned to court on Wednesday, November 12, for battery and negligence allegations arising out of a 5 a.m. fisticuffs back in September.
The Grammy nominated artist went to see Cash Money CEO Birdman, who she is dating, around 5 AM at his West L.A. penthouse. Inside, she found him with long-time friend and employee Sabrina Mercadel. While the complaint states Birdman and Mercadel share a “plutonic [sic] relationship,” Ms. Cole was enraged and proceeded to attack Mercadel, leaving scratches on her face and causing “major damage to her right hand.” The lawsuit alleges battery, negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress against Cole. It also alleges premises liability against the homeowner’s association that let Cole into the penthouse without authorization. Mercadel seeks damages in excess of $2 million.
Keyshia Cole was arrested that night and released on $46,000 bail, but will not be prosecuted.