Nick Minaj's mom sues man who 'killed' her dad Robert Maraj in hit-and-run crash for $150M after his 'cowardly' actions
NICKI Minaj's mom has sued the man who allegedly "killed" her dad Robert Maraj in a hit-and-run crash.
Robert's widow, Carol Maraj, is asking for $150 million after the driver's "cowardly" actions.
Nicki's father tragically died on February 12 after he was hit by a car while walking across the street in the Long Island neighborhood of Mineola.
Charles Polevich, 70, was accused of striking Robert, 64.
Prosecutor alleged that the Long Island driver got out of his vehicle and asked Robert if he was okay, though left the scene without offering help or alerting authorities about the incident, according to Page Six.
Charles has been charged with leaving the scene of an incident causing death, as well as tampering with physical evidence.
Attorneys Ben Crump and Paul Napoli announced that Carol sued Charles in state Supreme Court in Nassau County on Friday.
Crump wrote shared Instagram: “He [Polevich] was not only irresponsible and negligent, but more concerned about running away and hiding than seeking help."
He continued: “Polevich’s behavior was criminal, cowardly, and immoral. We will hold him responsible for his reckless actions that led to Robert Maraj’s death!"
Meanwhile, the accused killer's lawyer, Marc Gann, told Law&Crime that an insurance company will handle the civil matter.
According to the outlet, the lawyer said his client had a “tremendous amount of empathy for the family, the loss that they’ve suffered, and expressed condolences."
Nicki, 38, had a rocky past with her father before his sudden death last month.
Despite their tough history, the rapper was reportedly "heartbroken and in shock" over Robert's passing.
While exclusively talking to The Sun, Carol revealed how despite subjecting her to years of violence and abuse when her children were little, she and her family had forgiven Robert and were left devastated by his death.
She claimed she visited Robert on Friday before he left the house to go to the store, noting that she was the last person to see him alive.
"I had to go and visit Robert about a family matter, so we spoke about that and then he left and went to go and get cigarettes," she said.
"While I was sitting there I realized he was gone for a while. I called and no one answered the phone.
"And then his son called, and he had found out that he was in the hospital and had been hit by a car.
"When I first heard this I thought someone was in a rush, and then I heard the extent of his injuries and I thought someone had really been in a rush to hurt him like that.
"That was the first thing that came to my mind."
Nicki is likely leaning on her family- including husband Kenneth Petty and their newborn son- during the difficult time.
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