Twista Sued by Bodyguard’s Family for Fatal Car Crash

twista.jpgChicago rapper Twista is being sued by the family of a bodyguard who was killed when the rapper’s van crashed in Pennsylvania. According to Chicago’s CBS 2, a lawsuit filed Tuesday (September 5th) in Cook County Circuit Court claims that Twista and his management were negligent in the death of Arthur James Dixon, son of blues performer Willie Dixon. On September 6th of 2005, a scheduled performance in Albany, NY was cancelled and Twista and his group, which included Dixon, set out for Chicago in a van driven by one Otis Bankhead. While traveling through Pennsylvania on I-90, the van veered off the roadway, hit several barriers and flipped over several times, ejecting the passengers. Dixon died the next day from his injuries. The lawsuit claims that Bankhead failed to stay alert and was traveling at an unsafe speed at the time of the accident. He also may have been operating the vehicle without a driver’s license. This is the second lawsuit relating to the crash to be filed within the past week. Last Wednesday (August 30) Renaldo Jones, another passenger in the van at the time of the crash, also filed a suit against Twista, Bankhead and Showtime Entertainment that alleges negligence on their part and seeks an unspecified amount in damages.

  • Propaganda

    Ain`t that a shame. Rappers don`t come without lawsuits these days.

  • n-i-2g-a

    am i missing something, dude wasnt driving

  • Stonyman

    No but he is the one with money and you know how people get when money is involved. Lame.

  • Genesis

    Greed is a powerful thing.

  • ThE ReAsOn ThE nEw YaNKee GoinG up

    them niggas was high. smoking that piffington gave the driver led foot, twista smokes, im sure the driver was impaired,u sue the nigga who was driving, fuk u suing twista 4 he wasnt neglegent only way u can sue twista is if he was fucking with the driver physically like a smack 2 the back of the head

  • anti rap/ REAL HIPHOP

    A sad situation. Unfortunately greed will turn it bitter.

  • Rodjilius

    dam dats bad

  • H-man

    U OK twista??? Keep ya head up man…

  • chi- town finest

    my nig gon come out this one aight like everybody said money make people act real krazy but I guess that why they say keep yo circle very small cause if something happen they comin’ at the one wit the longest wallet

  • jojochicago

    its the insurance company getting sued not Twista. so this means nothing. but the wrongful death thing is another story. its all about money, til they find out cats don’t have it like they think they do. head up Carl!

  • joe gonzalez

    the family needs to back off of twista before they find themselves getting nothing and possibly getting sued themselves.

  • Ducky unit

    man dat some bullshit. they just looked to make dat quik cash and blamin twista 4 no reason at all….dey greed need to get put down asap

  • jon jon–23

    Money runs this country.

  • H-man

    Im max attentive 2 the situation…*throws up the crown* Homiez

  • Hollywood_Nigga

    niggas just tryna get a piece of the pie. its the american way

  • THE REALEST

    I THINK IM GOING TO SUE TWISTA FOR BRAIN DAMAGE FOR RAPPING TO FAST

    THATS WHY THEY INVENTED CHOPPED AND SCREWED

    COME ON

    SUING TWISTA AND HE WASN’T THE DRIVER.

    BULLSHIT

    IF THEY GET THEIR LAZY AS UP AND GET ON THEIR HUSTLE THEY WON’T HAVE TO SUE OVER SOME FRAUDULENT SHIT

  • Ddavid

    If anybody should be sued, I think it should be the president. Sue him for not helping the hurrican victims. And waisting money in iraq. Why is he tryna liberate a country that don’t even like him? If you wanna spend on something try spending it on those who need it in your own country

  • R Photon

    yo, thats some real fucked up shit…its a shame when something like that happens and all people can think about is who can i sue?

    hopefully he won’t have to pay any damages..cos the dudes he was riding with sound like some real fucked up cats

  • R Photon

    by fucked up i mean by trying to sue him for something that he completely had no control over

  • VA. 757

    Money won’t bring the person back to life.

  • http://lakinseyexcite.com Shawna from NC

    Keep your head up my nig. People are so greedy for money these days. The people involved and their families did not think that God does everything thing for a reason. It was just his time. You can’t stop death when God is calling you. For them to even question that they will have to answer to God. Money will never bring him back and who wants blood money, money that is not deserved. This will never stand in court. Why did the passangers not tell the drive to slow down. If nobody would have gotten injured there would have been no complaints. I will pray for you and your family Twista. I will also pray for the families that are selling their souls to the devil for money which is not deserved. You can’t buy one of Gods souls, that’s not how it works.

  • chocolate-ma

    how can you sue some one for riding in a car? i guess people look for any reason to sue stars!!!

  • Scrubby Wubbs

    Fo fo’s, Gutted twista!!!

  • M.I.A. Baddest

    That Is Messes Up, At Least The Dude Is In A Better Place!

  • 305′s Finest

    I can’t believe these same busta’s that Twista obviously called his homies, are turning around and suing him. Who were these nigga’s any way? Never head of them. I’m sure they’re only suing b/c Twista sold them a dream and now that dream was ruined so fuck it, “Let’s sue him for the money we were potentially going to make…” Nigga’s kill me with that.

  • jfin

    ok so the guy gets ejected from the van and dies… he wasnt wearing a seat belt so its his own fault… lawsuit dismissed.

  • Maurice L Dees

    This is still the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA twista fan, Live from Chicago. The family should all so sue Atlantis records lable twista was working.

  • http://MINDSTATELA AM I TRIPPINYALL

    I wouldnt give them shit, it aint twistas fault, he could of been fucked up his damm self who is he going to sue if he got hurt, its too bad for those cats who got hurt but trying to get money out of someone just because there famous is a screwed up thing to do, I think they should take it up with the insurance company not twista.

  • BIGNAT

    WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE WHY SUE TWISTA? THESE PEOPLE FOR REAL NEED SOME HELP WHEN YOU ARE IN A AUTO ACCIDENT YOU SUE THE DRIVER. IF TWISTA WAS NOT DRIVING WHAT YOU WANT FROM THE MAN. SHAWNA FROM NC SAID IT BEST THE FAMILY TRYING TO SUE THATS NOT GOING BRING THAT MAN BACK. ALSO JFIN SAID IF HE GOT EJECTED HE MUST HAVE NOT BEEN WEARING A SEATBELT. THAM MAKES ME NOT WANNA WALK IN A CROWD I MIGHT BUMP INTO SOMEONE AND THE SAY I DISLOCATED THEY SHOULDER.

  • http://www.trojanhorse2244hotmail.com TIGER T

    THEM NIGGAZ WAS ZOOTED HOMEBOY SILPPED AND NOW A MEMBER OF THE CREW IS DEAD EVEN THOUGH TWISTA WASNT DRIVING DOSEN’T MATTER BECAUSE THE LAWYERS WILL HAVE A FIELD DAY WHEN DEALING WITH A NIGGA WITH LOTS OF LOOT
    IN COURT THEY WILL PROBALLY FIND THE
    COMPANY NEGLANT 80% TWISTA 20% BOTTOM
    LINE THE FAMILY WILL PROBALLY WALK
    AWAY WITH 750000 AFTER ALL DUST SETTLES.

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  • ””GANGSTA””GANGSTA””

    yo if tha driver was white i bet they would of sued tha driver

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  • Renaldo Jones

    First In For most I got hurt in that shit & i wasn’t suing no one my lawyer was suing the insurance company i lost a good friend but i hate media cause they don’t even know what the hell they talking about assholes Twista wasn’t getting sued Allstate was !!!! Chi Town Till The End Ps. I’m not Money Hungry FAM. !!!!!