Recording artist The Dream has come into the crosshairs of a civil lawsuit that claims he was responsible for a violent car crash in 2010. However, the R&B singer and producer wasn’t driving, or even on the scene. Elaine Nowells filed the lawsuit in Georgia, claiming that an employee of Dream’s Radiokilla Records, IDJ label, t-boned her car while running a red light in June 2010. Nowells’ car was knocked on its side, and she claims she broke her back and has suffered mental and physical pain as a result of “the shock, fright and terror she experienced.”
In the suit, Nowells cites the employee for being responsible, but has listed The Dream and his label as defendants, on the basis that the employee was on duty at the time. In an attempt to clarify, The Dream sent TMZ an email saying that the employee, Pat Thrall, was in fact not an employee of the record label.
“Pat Thrall Is NOT an EMPLOYEE of Radiokilla Records, IDJ, or any of its affiliate companies. He is an independent contractor (engineer) who was on the way to his hotel when the accident occurred,” he wrote. “We are sorry to hear about her injuries and we hope she gets better.”
In the end, The Dream did not attack Nowells for the suit. “We are almost certain that her attorneys put pressure on her to file a lawsuit. Unfortunately, that’s the NEW American Dream. Can’t win in life, sue someone who can.”