Saturday, October 23, 2021

Da Brat’s Bankruptcy Challenged by Assault Victim Fighting to Keep $8 Million Judgment Alive

*Remember that woman Da Brat beat up with a liquor bottle (or whatever)? Anyway, for her misdeed, back in 2007, Da Brat not only received and served a 3-year prison sentence, she was also sued by the woman (Shayla Stevens) for $8 million.

OK, with that info in mind, know that the rapper, 44, filed bankruptcy to get around paying the $8 million which brings us to the latest between the two. Stevens has filed a new lawsuit demanding Da Brat’s debts NOT be wiped clean.

As part of Da Brat’s ongoing Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, Stevens filed her suit on January 18. Originally, she won a $6.4 million judgement (which has grown with interest to $8 million) against the ATL based rapper which stemmed from that assault we alluded to up top. The bottom line of course is that Stevens wants the money she is owed to not be discharged in the bankruptcy.

As far as Stevens is concerned, she says Da Brat, whose real name is Shawntae Harris, “acted with willful misconduct” when she assaulted her which is reason enough the judgement should not be discharged. But the bottom line seems to be that since being awarded the millions in the judgement, the rapper has been working to avoid paying Stevens.

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Da Brat – Shayla Stevens (via hollywood unlocked)

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Stevens has not received a dime from Da Brat.

The woman has been trying to get Da Brat to turn over documents and records in the case but accuses the rapper of dragging her feet and not answering questions relating to her finances.

During a recent hearing, Da Brat admitted that she failed to save or preserve any text messages that may be relevant to the case. Stevens claims she did that in an effort to hide assets from her creditors.

Stevens claims that Da Brat also failed to explain what happened to the money she earned through her participation in the “Set it Off” tour and her continuing dealings with Jermaine Dupri, including her participation in the So So Def 25th Anniversary Concert that went down in October 2018.

The lawsuit is demanding Da Brat not be granted a discharge in her bankruptcy and the $8 million debt to stand.

Back in August, the rapper filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with assets totaling $108,700.65 and liabilities totaling $7,782,249.57

Da Brat’s biggest debt is the $6.4 million owed to Stevens, who prior to the bankruptcy being filed had been attempting to find the rapper’s sources of income to seize.

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