Sunday, May 22, 2022

Jury: 50 Cent Must Pay Additional $2 Million to Lastonia Leviston

*A New York City jury found that 50 Cent must pay an additional $2 million in punitive damages to Lastonia Leviston, the woman featured in a sex tape the rapper posted to the Internet.  The jurors' decision Friday came two weeks after they ordered the multiplatinum-selling artist to pay $5 million to Leviston.  Leviston's invasion-of-privacy lawsuit argues that Fiddy, born Curtis Jackson III, posted a crudely narrated 13-minute sex-tape she made with a boyfriend in 2008. In the video, he taunts rival rapper Rick Ross, who isn't featured in the video but has a child with Leviston.  After the jury's verdict, Jackson filed for bankruptcy protection in Connecticut.  A lawyer for Leviston had urged jurors to award her $15 million. Jackson's attorney had asked them to order he pay $700,000.

*A New York City jury found that 50 Cent must pay an additional $2 million in punitive damages to Lastonia Leviston, the woman featured in a sex tape the rapper posted to the Internet.

The jurors’ decision Friday came two weeks after they ordered the multiplatinum-selling artist to pay $5 million to Leviston.

Leviston’s invasion-of-privacy lawsuit argues that Fiddy, born Curtis Jackson III, posted a crudely narrated 13-minute sex-tape she made with a boyfriend in 2008. In the video, he taunts rival rapper Rick Ross, who isn’t featured in the video but has a child with Leviston.

After the jury’s verdict, Jackson filed for bankruptcy protection in Connecticut.

A lawyer for Leviston had urged jurors to award her $15 million. Jackson’s attorney had asked them to order he pay $700,000.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Daaaaaaaaayuuuuuuuuuum! Yo Fiddy?, no moe “narrating/viewing parties” mayn, it’s a WRAP”‘on dat “rap”!!! Wah wah….. waaaaah! # …”Kill that “PLAYback”!!! Ps….”yo you STUpid son”!!! (Said in a “Brooklyn” accent!)

  2. Rappers who chose to disrespect women (not to say all rappers do) need to learn that disrespect can cost you. Pay up and stop hiding behind bankruptcy, like a punk 50!

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