Katie Wimbush-Polk, the mother of rapper Wiz Khalifa has filed a defamation suit against her son’s ex-wife, Amber Rose.
The law suit follows an alleged profanity-laced phone call to a third party by Amber Rose, in which she launched a tirade against her former mother-in-law and grandmother of the celebrity couple’s son.
According to the Washington County Observer-Reporter, an attorney for Wiz Khalifa’s mother, claimed that Amber Rose “impute(d) criminality,” which is “incompatible with her status as a grandmother and her status as a volunteer mentoring at-risk youth,” which require adults to have cleared background checks.
Amber Rose allegedly made the call on June 19 to a phone linked to Wimbush-Polk’s account. The person who had the phone that day was a friend and former employee, Danesa Letic, who was in Louisiana, the suit claims.
Letic’s 5-year-old niece actually answered the call, and the suit claimed that Amber Rose immediately “launched into a profane attack.” The niece gave the phone to her aunt, who eventually was able to identify herself.
According to the suit, even after knowing she was speaking with a third party, the caller alleged Wimbush-Polk had allowed her own child, Dorien, to die and she was unfit to visit or care for Levonchuck’s and Khalifa’s 4-year-old son, Sebastian.
Khalifa’s sibling, Dorien Thomaz, died Feb. 20, 2017, of complications from lymphoma.
In the suit which was filed on July 3, Wimbush-Polk claimed that Amber Rose’s statements were malicious, “tended to harm” her reputation, lowered her in the estimation of the community or deterred others from associating or dealing with her, and disputes the claim she had let Dorien Thomaz die caused her to be humiliated and suffer severe mental anguish.
Wimbush-Polk asked for damages of more than $50,000, including court costs, interest, punitive and other damages.