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A grieving mom has filed a $1 million lawsuit after she lost her only son during a swimming pool incident at Carl Crawford's Texas mansion.

According to court papers obtained by TMZ, Liban Hersi claims the former Los Angeles Dodgers star didn't do enough to protect her 5-year-old son during a pool party at his home on May 16.

Hersi said her son was visiting Crawford with a family friend when he fell into the massive custom pool and drowned.

Another partygoer died when she jumped into the pool to try and help the drowning boy.

Hersi said the pool was not equipped with an alarm system and she claimed the pool's design was "unreasonably dangerous."

Hersi was not at the pool party when her son died. She was in another state working during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Crawford, 38, shares a son, Carl Leo Crawford, with reality TV personality Evelyn Lozada and two children from a previous relationship.

He called off his engagement to Lozada in August 2017.

Crawford is CEO of Houston independent record label 1501 Certified Entertainment and was the first executive to sign hip-hop artist Megan Thee Stallion.

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A 5-year-old boy and a woman drowned in the backyard swimming pool of former Los Angeles Dodgers star Carl Crawford.

Crawford was hosting a small gathering of 6 people at his Houston home when the accident occurred. The boy was swimming alone in the pool when he began to show signs of distress underwater.

A woman who jumped into the pool to rescue the boy struggled to resurface.

Crawford, 38, dived into the pool and managed to pull them out. Both victims were unresponsive by the time medics arrived at the scene.

They were pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. The woman and the boy, identified as Bethany Lartigue and Kasen Hersi, were unrelated to each other.

The boy's mother was at work at the time of the incident.

Friends paid tribute to Lartigue, who played for a professional women's football league.

"Our hearts are heavy. We know you have found eternal peace. Your soul touched us all! You were our solider, teammate, friend & SISTER!

We will retire the #4 in your honor! You are #4EVEROURHERO," they wrote on Instagram.
 

A Houston Police Department source said no charges will be filed against Crawford. The deaths will be classified as accidental drownings.

In March, a Texas judge denied a motion filed by Crawford, CEO of 1501 Certified Entertainment, to lift a temporary restraining order preventing him from blocking Megan Thee Stallion's new music release.

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Crawford dated reality TV personality Evelyn Lozada. They welcomed a son together and had plans to marry before breaking off their engagement.

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Megan Thee Stallion dropped her much-anticipated album SUGA on Friday. The 28-year-old rapper also released the music video for her single "B.I.T.C.H.", which garnered 577K views on YouTube.

Despite a Texas judge warning him to clam up, Rap-A-Lot Records CEO J. Prince spoke out about Megan's contract dispute with her label.

J. Prince took to Instagram to share his thoughts about Megan's lawsuit against her boss Carl Crawford, CEO of 1501 Certified Entertainment.

Problems began when Megan signed a management deal with Jay-Z and Roc Nation. In a tearful video she claimed 1501 wouldn't let her drop new music.

She won a small victory in court when a judge granted a restraining order against Crawford preventing him from blocking her music release.

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"We have no problem negotiating with Megan but we do have a problem with dictators," Prince said, referring to Jay-Z and Roc Nation, whom he accused of "poaching" artists from Houston record labels.

The 54-year-old music exec noted that Megan's behavior is reckless and she's heading for self-destruction.

"Megan seems to be a perfect candidate for self destruction," Prince writes. "Any artist in the music industry will testify that a 40% profit share is a great deal especially for an unestablished artist that til this day has never delivered an album."

In a follow-up to his original post, Prince wrote:

"To end this I give credit to where credit is due. Megan along with her mother, who evidently could read (God rest her soul), negotiated a good deal. I extended my hand to meet with Megan, T Farris, and team personally for further negotiations. Unfortunately it never happened even though we’re all in Houston, because she’s being controlled by the very people who started this shit. The homie Carl was an angel in Megan's eyes when he was spending hundreds of thousands investing in her career. Now that he’s helped her become a successful artist she stopped paying him his percentage and views him as the devil. I'm glad money don’t make me. I make money."

Megan responded to Prince's posts, saying, "I am no one's property!"

 

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Megan Thee Stallion won a minor victory in court on Monday when a Texas judge granted a restraining order against her record label and its CEO, Carl Crawford, preventing him from blocking new music she plans to drop on Friday.

But Crawford is fighting back, and his 1501 Certified Entertainment wants an emergency court hearing on the matter.

According to TMZ, Crawford, 38, just filed a motion to dissolve the temporary restraining order. The label says she had no right to take them to court in the first place. He says he still has an ironclad contract in place that she signed. The judge must have been swayed by her heavenly body.

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In a tearful video on her Instagram stories on Sunday, Megan complained the contract was one-sided and unfair when she signed it as a naive 20-year-old.

But Crawford hit back, telling Billboard magazine that Megan is a fraud and a liar. He said she was not the innocent 20-year-old signing her first record deal.

He insists she was 23 when she signed, which makes her 28 now, not 25 as she claims.

"You wasn't 20, you were 23 years old. You was a grown up. You're just a liar," Crawford said.

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According to the court docs, obtained by TMZ, Crawford (pictured with ex-fiancee Evelyn Lozada) says Megan's contract is ironclad and he stipulates all disputes between her and the label must be handled in arbitration.

He also claims Megan is guilty of booking several gigs for $100,000 per gig without paying him his cut. And he is further annoyed that she plans to release new music on March 6 -- a violation of her contract.

In court docs, 1501 Certified says she can't drop new music without the label's approval, it's in her contract. Even if she wants out of the contract, it remains in place for now, and Crawford says he's exercising his contractual right to control distribution of her music.

He's demanding a hearing today in Harris County, Texas, so a judge can hear the label's side of the story before the music comes out on Friday.

Isaac Hayes' son, Isaac Hayes III, doubts Megan has the clout to prevail in her battle against her record label.

Issac also took a subtle dig at Jay-Z, who has a reputation for riding an artist's bandwagon when they're hot and popping.

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Former Major League Baseball star Carl Crawford is speaking out about his bitter contract dispute with rapper Megan Thee Stallion.

In an exclusive interview with Billboard magazine, Crawford said he hasn't spoken with his artist since August, and she owes him $2 million for his cut of her touring and merchandise proceeds.

Megan took to her Instagram stories on Sunday to tearfully vent about the unfair 360 contract she signed with Crawford's 1501 Certified Entertainment label.

"Nothing is true that she said. Me being greedy and taking money from her, that's crazy," Crawford tells Billboard. "I never tried to take nothing from her. The only thing we ever did was give, give, give.

"She's getting $100,000 a show and she don't want to pay up. That's what the issue was about. She signed with Roc Nation in August and decided she didn't wanna pay me no more."

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The up-and-coming rapper scored a viral hit "Hot Girl Summer" last year when she teamed up with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.

But despite the success of her record, she claimed that her label wouldn't allow her to drop any new music after she asked to renegotiate her contract for more money.

Megan won a legal victory in court on Monday when a Texas judge granted a restraining order against 1501 and its CEO, Crawford, preventing him from blocking the new music she plans to drop on Friday.

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The former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder confessed he doesn't know the ins and outs of a recording contract. He trusted his business associate, T. Farris, and Megan's late mother, Holly Thomas, to write the contract for Megan.

"You mean to tell me, you, your mama and your lawyer didn't read over that stuff every time? Stop lying," he said.

"Her mom did the contract. I'm new to this business. I let this guy T. Farris run my whole business, because I knew absolutely nothing about it. Zero.

Crawford accused Megan of lying about her age (a common tactic in the music business). He said she was 23 when she signed with his label, which would make her 28 now, not 25 as she claims.

"You wasn't 20, you were 23 years old. You was a grown up. You're just a liar," Crawford said.

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Crawford disputed Megan's claim that she only received $10,000 up front when she signed her contract. Or that she only received $15,000 for a billion music streams.

He said Megan signed a second deal with 300 Entertainment and he received a check for $200,000, out of which he paid Megan $50,000.

"How she been paid $15,000? As soon as we signed to 300 [Entertainment], I wrote her a check for $50,000, and it's signed with her name on the check. We can show you the proof... I got all my receipts."

He said Megan and Farris signed a management deal with Jay-Z and Roc Nation, then sent goons to his office in Houston, Texas to intimidate him.

Crawford said he gave Megan a 60/40 deal that guarantees her 40% of her royalties. "What contract gives you parts of their masters and 40% royalties and that kind of stuff? Ask Jay-Z to pull one of his artists' first contracts, and let's compare it to what Megan got... I guarantee they won't ever show you that.

"They're holding the money, and they haven't paid me since August. She done over 15 shows. Y'all do the math. She gets $100,000 a show. She owe me, and I haven't recouped almost $2 million that we spent on her, building her up so that Roc Nation would wanna come."

He said Megan, Jay-Z and Roc Nation are taking food out of his children’s mouths.

"Where was Roc Nation at when we was grinding and riding around on them backstreets? Roc Nation's nowhere to be found. Soon as we spent our money, blow it up, now all of a sudden, these strangers and people you just met -- they introduce you to Beyonce and now we the devil?

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Crawford, 38, was once engaged to reality TV personality Evelyn Lozada, who gave birth to his son, Carl Leo Crawford, Jr, 6.

After Crawford was cut by the Dodgers in June 2016, he reportedly went into playboy mode, flying women out to his West Coast home and cheating shamelessly in front of the elder Lozada, 44.

The couple called off their engagement in August 2017 after dating for 4 years.