Nicki Minaj’s mother, Carol Maraj, has reportedly filed a civil lawsuit against Charles Polevich, the man who is charged with killing the rapper’s father in a hit-and-run collision.
Tthe $150 million suit was filed by Carol Maraj’s legal team on Friday, more than a month after Robert Maraj’s death. The 64-year-old man was reportedly walking alongside a Long Island road on Feb. 12, when he was hit by a vehicle driven by Polevich. Nassau County Police Department says Polevich had briefly stopped his car to check if Robert Maraj was OK, but ultimately fled the scene without calling for help. Robert Maraj was transported to a hospital shortly after, and died just hours later.
Speaking with the Associated Press, Nassau County Police Detective Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick said:
“He was absolutely aware of what happened. He got out of the car and he looked at the deceased, got into his car, and made the conscious decision to leave instead of dialing 911, instead of calling an ambulance for the man. He went home and secluded the vehicle. He’s well aware of what he did.”
Carol Maraj’s attorney, Ben Crump, confirmed the lawsuit on social media Friday, calling Polevich’s behavior “criminal, cowardly, and immoral.”
Paul Napoli and I have filed a $150 million lawsuit in the hit-and-run death of Robert Maraj, @NICKIMINAJ's father. Charles Polevich was not only irresponsible & negligent in hitting Maraj, but was more concerned about running away and hiding than seeking help. pic.twitter.com/tPrJgwYRIV
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) March 19, 2021
Nicki Minaj has yet to surface on social media since the news of her father’s death went public.