At one point, Render sent text messages offering a “1k reward for information regarding the item.”
Also, Josey was sending T.I. text messages and e-mails, updating him on what was happening at Echo Studios, according to the suit.
After the necklace and medallion were found hidden in a ceiling, Carle began to suspect that Gresham had told Render that Carle had taken it.
“Spodee became upset and disturbed,” the lawsuit said.
Moments later, the suit said, Carle produced a gun and threatened to kill Gresham.
But Beasley, one of the Echo managers, persuaded Carle to beat up Gresham instead of shooting him, the suit said.
Beasley and Josey allegedly pushed Gresham down some stairs and then Carle beat him, knocking out two of his teeth.
The suit said Thomas, also an Echo manager, used his cell phone camera to record the attack and then he forwarded the video to T.I.
“T.I. did nothing to stop or prevent the assault,” the suit said.
Three weeks after the incident central to the suit, a federal judge ordered T.I. to return to prison for 11 months for violating his probation. T.I. and his wife were arrested in Los Angeles on a drug charge just a few months after he was released from prison where he served a year and a day for a 2007 weapons charge.