Rapper Flo Rida’s young son Zohar Paxton, who is 6 years old and has special needs, remains hospitalized in critical condition after falling from a 5-story apartment building window earlier this month.
The incident reportedly occurred in a Jersey City apartment building, and Zohar sustained serious injuries including a shattered pelvis, a lacerated liver, and collapsed lungs.
According to NJ.com, Zohar remains in critical condition in a New Jersey hospital more than three weeks after the fall.
Alexis Adams, Zohar’s mother and Flo Rida’s ex-partner, filed a lawsuit against the owners and management of the Jersey City apartment building where the incident took place.
The lawsuit claims that the building was equipped with windows that posed a hazardous condition and/or had incorrect sized guards installed.
Adams is seeking damages, attorney’s fees, payment of all medical bills, and any other relief deemed just from the owners and management of the apartment building.
“As a single mom to a special needs child, this feels like a nightmare,” Adams said this week. “My heart is broken into a million pieces. It is devastating to see my child go through such pain and trauma knowing that this could’ve been avoided.”
The incident is further complicated by previous comments made by Flo Rida, who reportedly called his own son an “evil f’n child.”
According to Adams, the rapper refuses to have a relationship with Zohar and only started paying $5,000 per month in child support after a judge ordered him to do so.
Despite the difficult circumstances, Adams has spoken highly of her son, calling him a very loving and happy child who is interactive with people.
Our thoughts are with Zohar and his family during this difficult time, and we hope for his full and speedy recovery.