Brooklyn Mom Sues Department of Education for $5.5 Million after Son Is Allegedly Bullied Because of Ties to 50 Cent
The mother of a 14-year-old boy revealed her son was bullied in school due to his friendship with rapper 50 Cent. The bullying got so bad that it resulted in severe physical injuries and emotional and psychological trauma to the boy and his school failed to address it.
Distraught mother, Myasia Dickerson was forced to sue the Department of Education for failing to protect her son, Davian Fraser from several incidents of bullying in his school.
Myasia claimed her son’s school, Williamsburg Charter High School neglected to properly address his son’s complaints after he was bullied by children due to his connection to rapper 50 Cent.
HOW BAD THE BULLYING GOT
The concerned mother spoke to New York Daily News and described the severity of the bullying Davian was subjected to after the kids learned he was friends with the famous rapper.
Davian’s connection to 50 Cent began in 2016 when they met. At the time, the rapper posted a photo of their encounter on his Instagram. He introduced him as his third son.
The rapper met the teen back in 2016 👀https://t.co/YMaPS3CqIL— HotNewHipHop (@HotNewHipHop) January 14, 2020
The bullying began with kids stalking Davian, pushing him around and humiliating him on social media. It escalated on December 16 when four of his classmates beat him to a pulp during their lunch break.
“He was attacked from behind as he tried to walk away," Myasia recounted. “He was punched in the head and then the student proceeded to fight him and then he slammed my son’s head onto the ground.”
ON THE SCHOOL'S NEGLIGENCE
The incident occurred at a stairwell of the school after Davian tried to seek help. He attempted to find a security officer but there was none.The principal later said all security officers were sent out for lunch at the same time. Without a security officer in sight, he was attacked and his head was slammed into the stairwell’s floor.
Prior to the incident, Davian tried to find refuge in a classroom where a class was going on. But the teacher holding class turned him away saying he couldn’t stay there.
ON TAKING LEGAL ACTION
Myasia is determined to seek justice for her son who suffered not just physical injuries to the head and back but emotional and psychological trauma. Her lawsuit against the Department of Education is seeking $5.5 million in damages.
The family’s attorney, Sanford Rubenstein believes the school is liable for what happened to Davian especially after they did nothing when he tried to seek its help. He said,
“Parents have the right to expect a safe environment when they send their child to school. When school personnel fail to provide that, especially when they are on notice of a problem, the school is liable to that child for damages.”
The teen’s mother said the bullying started after 50 Cent called the teen his “third son” on social media. https://t.co/hTL6oUEbNI— REVOLT TV (@revolttv) January 14, 2020
THE TIES THAT BIND DAVIAN TO 50 CENT
Davian’s connection to 50 Cent began in 2016 when they met. At the time, the rapper posted a photo of their encounter on his Instagram. He introduced him as his thrid son. He was reportedly drawn to the boy’s story and wanted to help him with his education.After many believed Davian was 50 Cent’s third son, the rapper later clarified that he wasn’t.
New York Daily News tried to reach 50 Cent for comment following news of Davian’s lawsuit but he did not issue a reply.