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Ciara Dismisses Her Libel Claim in Lawsuit Against Ex-Fiance Future

by Antoinette Bueno 1:53 PM PDT, October 20, 2016
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Ciara has dismissed her claim for libel in her multi-million dollar lawsuit against her ex-fiance, rapper Future.

The motion was filed on Wednesday in Fulton County Superior Court in Georgia by Ciara’s lawyers, Larry Stein and Tanya Mitchell Graham, ET can confirm. The dismissal was filed one week after a judge ruled that Future's tweets in question weren’t enough to prove her career was impacted, and that she would have to show more evidence to prove her claim in the lawsuit that the rapper's comments damaged her reputation.

However, Ciara's claim in her lawsuit for "false light invasion of privacy" still stands. Instead of the $15 million in damages she previously sought, she is now asking for the amount of damages to be determined at trial, as well as attorney’s fees and costs no less than $250,000.

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Ciara and Future split in August 2014. They share a son together, 2-year-old Future Zahir.

The not-so-friendly exes have both made it clear that they're not on good terms. In January, 32-year-old Future vented about his ex on Twitter, tweeting and later deleting, "This b**ch got control problems. I gotta go through lawyers to see babyfuture…the f**kery for 15k a month."

Last July, he also slammed the "Never Ever" singer during an interview on The Breakfast Club radio show over paparazzi photos of Ciara's now-husband, NFL player Russell Wilson, pushing his son in a stroller. "I'm not for the publicity stunts. Leave my son out of the publicity stunts," he said.

In court documents obtained by ET, Ciara, 30, claimed Future's comments to the press were meant to "destroy" her reputation as a good mother and "impair" her professional career. Ciara also said that she has suffered "public hatred, ridicule, and scorn" because of them. In addition, she wants to legally force him to stop tweeting anything about their co-parenting, child custody and visitation, or child support.

Future opened up about their custody battle to Rolling Stone in June. "I can't deal with it," he admitted. "I can't even think about it. I never imagined my life would be like that: 'I'm going to sue you and take away from you.'"

He also stressed that he holds no ill will towards Ciara. "I'm attached to you," he said, addressing Ciara directly. "If you're happy, I'm happy. You're connected for life. I don't want you to go through this sh** and for it to come back on my son, my kid. I want you to be in the best situation."

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Ciara married Wilson in July in a lavish castle wedding in England. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback gushed about his wife and stepson later that month.

"[Ciara]'s been an inspiration since day one -- since moment one," 27-year-old Wilson said during an event showcasing the Why Not You Foundation. "And her little one, too, just watching him. I was saying to somebody the other day, being a stepfather is one of the most loving things you can do. You really learn how to love, especially when it's not yours."

ET spoke to Wilson in July about the possibility of having kids with Ciara. Watch below:

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