In September 2022, Froman’s residence in Ohio was raided by local law enforcement. While Froman was not home, his security camera system recorded that they were searching his property as they combed through his clothes and other belongings for drugs or other illegal paraphernalia. Froman posted videos of law enforcement officers on his social media channels, with comments mocking them as they searched his house. He even made two music videos with a clip called “Lemon Pound Cake” and “Will you help me fix my door?. ”
Now, seven Adams County Police Department officers are suing him for using footage without their consent. According to the lawsuit, exposing people’s faces without their consent is a misdemeanor under Revised Ohio Law. The officers also sued because their faces were visible, causing “emotional distress, embarrassment, ridicule, loss of reputation and humiliation”.
Plaintiffs claim they are entitled to royalties Afroman earned from songs, as well as music videos and tickets to live events, as well as his brand of beer, hemp, T-shirts and other items. In addition, they are asking Afroman to remove all videos and photos that you display on the Internet.
Averman posted a response to the lawsuit on all of his social media channels. “Basically, a racist judge signed a fake, false arrest warrant, charging me with kidnapping and drug trafficking,” Afroman wrote. “The warrant put the Adams County Sheriff in a position where he could try to kill me. After the Adams County Sheriff. He vandalized and destroyed my property. They became thieves and stole my money. After they stole my money they became criminals. After they became criminals they lost their right to privacy.”
Avroman’s attorney, Anna Castellini, also released a statement about their next move. We are awaiting public records requests from Adam County that we have not yet received. Castellini said. “We plan to file a lawsuit against the unlawful raid, theft of funds, and the undeniable harm caused to my clients’ family, profession, and property.”
Law enforcement obtained a search warrant for Afroman’s home in August 2022 with the probable cause that they would find drugs and paraphernalia. The only items allegedly confiscated were a vape pen, a few cockroaches, and thousands of dollars in cash. In the end they found no evidence of drugs or paraphernalia and no charges were filed.
The law enforcement officers claim they were made the object of ridicule by Afroman fans, which made it “more dangerous” for them to continue working, and they received death threats “by unidentified members of the public who had seen some of the accused above described posts”. The lawsuit alleges that “the defendants’ actions were willful, brutal, and malicious and were carried out with conscious or reckless disregard for the plaintiffs’ rights.”
In Afroman’s last post at TikTok on March 24thpoints out that Adams County is home to meth labs, but they choose to raid his house instead.
In December 2022, Froman announced that he would run for president in 2024. “My fellow Americans, there comes a time in the course of human events when change must be affected,” Afroman wrote on Instagram. “Now is the time. Americans are suffering, and the status quo is no longer acceptable. Inflation is out of control. The economy is in shambles. The housing market is amazing. Politicians are corrupt. The bad apples are allowed to remain in law enforcement, among our noble and brave officers.”
The “commander-in-chief of cannabis” and “head of state bot” claims he will handle cannabis reform and criminal justice reform, among other high-priority issues.