Eminem is reported to have ignored an offer to settle a defamation lawsuit brought by his mother.
Eminem‘s mother, Debbie Mathers-Briggs, initially filed a suit at the Macomb County District Court in the US last September – seeking damages for defamation of character brought about by the lyrics contained in Eminem‘s debut album ‘The Real Slim Shady LP’, as well as comments he made about her in interviews around the same time.
Now, according to reports in the local newspaper The Macomb Daily, she has had an offer to settle the ongoing $10 million lawsuit for $2 million rejected.
The paper cites court documents as evidence that Eminem may have been in discussions with his mother to try and settle the case. Her attorney is quoted as saying: “Consultation between (attorneys’) respective clients” had occurred, leading to a settlement offer of $2 million. Eminem has not responded to the offer – which it is assumed is a rejection.
As previously reported on nme.com, Eminem will now not be playing at this year’s Carling Weekend Festivals in Reading and Leeds over the August Bank Holiday weekend (25-28) due to his ongoing legal problems in the US.