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The owner of a Runyon Canyon vacation rental home sued DaBaby on Monday, alleging that the rapper assaulted him and stole his phone when he tried to shut down an unauthorized music video shoot last December.
Gary Pagar states that DaBaby rented the property on condition that no more than 12 people would be on site, in keeping with COVID-19 restrictions. However, Pagar alleges that DaBaby brought about 40 people to the home to shoot a music video, in violation of the terms of the lease. When Pagar went out to the property to try to shut it down, he alleges that he was knocked to the ground by an unknown assailant. He alleges that DaBaby then got out of a car, and chased Pagar into the house. According to the suit, DaBaby warned him not to call police, and then punched him in the mouth, knocking out a tooth and leaving him bloody. Pagar, who is 64, states that in addition to being assaulted, he was also spat upon. He alleges that the assailants also taunted him by tossing his phone back and forth. Someone else did call the police, and then DaBaby and his guests fled the scene, according to the lawsuit, taking Pagar’s phone and “valuable kitchenware” as they left. The suit states that DaBaby and his guests left behind thousands of dollars in damage, and have only paid a portion of their rental bill. Pagar also sued DaBaby’s manager.