Model-dancer Sally Ferreira has filed an $11 million lawsuit claiming she is a victim of defamation and emotional distress, according to New York Daily News.
Ferreira says 50 Cent called her a “thirsty video b****” on Instagram when photographs of a music video shoot were leaked, according to her lawsuit. The photographs were featured in various websites, including MediaTakeOut, a site that also speculated that 50 Cent was in a relationship with Ferreira, according to the newspaper.
“Without undertaking any investigation whatsoever, Mr. Jackson falsely accused Ms. Ferreira of being the source of the MediaTakeOut.com coverage by posting a picture of Ms. Ferreira on his personal Instagram account with the following text superimposed over her image,” the lawsuit says.
50 Cent allegedly posted the following on his Instagram account after stills from his “Big Rich Town” video shoot were leaked.
“WARNING: Do not attempt to work with this thirsty Video b**** [Her name is Sally Ferreira and she’s a model…] she sent photos Of the video shoot to Mediatakeout Saying I’m in a relationship Withher Cananyone say RESHOOT,” 50 Cent reportedly wrote in an Instagram post. “Big FAIL, super thirsty, new shoot this week coming. Unbelievable #smsaudio #Animal Ambition.”
This has impacted the model, according to the lawsuit.
“Before the defamatory posting, Ms. Ferreira was working on three separate entertainment industry projects and enjoyed a good reputation in the industry,” her lawsuit claims. “As a direct and proximate result of the defamatory posting and the subsequent media fallout and negative publicity surrounding Ms. Ferreira, as of the date of this filing, all three projects have been put indefinitely on hold…Moreover, as a direct and proximate result of Mr. Jackson’s actions, Ms. Ferreira has been subjected to harsh and hurtful comments about her profession, character, and appearance, causing her severe emotional distress.”
Recently, 50 Cent was ordered to pay Sleek, a headphone company, more than $16 million in an unrelated case regarding. As reported in early April, a judge reportedly ordered 50 Cent to pay Sleek due to an issue surrounding headphone designs.