The 6-year-old son of hip-hop artist Flo Rida is currently recovering in the intensive care unit (ICU) after suffering serious injuries in a five-story fall out of an apartment building window. The incident happened on March 4 and ended with 6-year-old Zohar Dillard falling more than 50 feet onto a concrete sidewalk.
Doctors say Zohar is in critical condition and will need to learn how to walk once he recovers, but it’s a miracle he’s alive today. He suffered numerous life-threatening injuries following the fall, including multiple fractures to his pelvis and left metatarsal, a lacerated liver, internal bleeding, and collapsed lungs.
Zohar, who is described as a child with special needs, is currently in a full-body cast as he begins a long and daunting recovery process. His 34-year-old mother, Alexis Adams, is likening this experience to a nightmare and says her heart is ‘broken in a million pieces’ as she seeks accountability for his injuries.
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“I am devastated, angry, and struggling to come to terms with the fact that my only child has suffered severe injuries due to willful negligence of our landlord and others involved In failing to take necessary safety measures,” she wrote in a statement as she begins the process of filing a lawsuit in his honor.
According to legal documents, Alexis Adams is claiming her apartment building wasn’t properly fitted with window guards and that the windows posed a hazardous condition for her son – ultimately allowing him to fall five stories onto concrete. She has tried to get the window guards replaced in the past but to no avail.
She is listing herself and her son, Zohar, as individual plaintiffs in the lawsuit – with her acting as her son’s representative. She also names various defendants in the lawsuit – including Pitch Perfect 74, LLC, Goldberg Management, Carlos Machado, and numerous other construction/management firms.
Alexis is seeking damages – an undisclosed amount – to help pay for future medical costs as her son recovers from the horrific fall, adding that Zohar will suffer from physical and mental health issues for the rest of his life as a result. The lawsuit was filed on Monday and more information will be released soon.
Flo Rida Addresses His Son’s Life-Threatening Fall
Flo Rida, who was born Tramar Lacel Dillard, isn’t listed as a plaintiff in the lawsuit and allegedly doesn’t have a good relationship with Alexis or Zohar, but he finally addressed his son’s fall on Thursday evening. “Great day, thank you to everyone who reached out with their concerns and prayers for my son,” he said.
Flo Rida continued, “He is getting the best medical care and miraculously survived a tragic fall. I ask for your continued prayers as he undergoes rehabilitation but I would appreciate that this remains a private matter.” It is unclear if he has visited his son and/or if he has any plans of visiting him in the near future.
He does have a rough history with both Alexis and Zohar – who was born with hydrocephalus and underwent brain surgery at a young age. Despite a DNA test confirming Zohar as his son, Flo Rida initially denied that he was his son in 2018 and was said to have turned his back on Zohar at the time.
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In fact, Flo Rida went as far as calling Zohar an ‘evil f**king child’ several years ago but was covering his medical insurance and paying child support at the time. It’s unclear if that relationship has improved, worsened, or stayed the same in the years since. For now, our hearts and prayers go out to Zohar and Alexis.
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