50 Cent testified in court today (July 21) and described his finances to a jury who will decide if he has to pay punitive damages to Lastonia Leviston for posting a sex tape of her, Page Six reports.
50 says that the cars and jewelry that he displays in social media are not his.
“It’s like music videos,” he says. “They say action and you see all these fancy cars but everything goes back to the dealership.”
The rapper says that he owns three gold chains and wears a plastic Casio G-Shock watch, not a diamond-studded Rolex.
“The Hip Hop culture is aspirational,” he says.
50 Cent says that his net worth is around $4.4 million, not $155 million as Forbes reports.
He admitted that he owns a 21-bedroom home on 17 acres in Connecticut and that he receives six digits for various appearances.
The report says that 50 apologized to Leviston, who was seated in the crowd. He says that the competitive nature of the Rap game caused him to post the tape of her. Leviston has a child with Rick Ross.
“I’m sorry if you feel like I hurt you,” 50 Cent says.
50 was supposedly all smiles as he gave his report to the jury, which consists of four women and two men.
“You gotta smile when you’re in a public situation,” he says. “If you’re crying they’re just having more fun with you.”
(The most recent article in this thread was published July 10 and is as follows.)
A jury decided today (July 10) that 50 Cent must pay $5 million to Lastonia Leviston for posting a sex tape of her, Daily News reports.
The rapper must pay damages to Leviston, who has a daughter with Rick Ross, for two counts. The first is for violating her civil rights by posting an image of her without her permission. The second is for intentional affliction of emotional distress. Each count is $2.5 million.
50 Cent was not present at the trial or the verdict.
(The original article in this thread was published on June 17 and is as follows.)
Rick Ross’ baby mother, Lastonia Leviston appeared in a New York City court earlier this week to speak on the personal damage, which resulted from rapper 50 Cent allegedly putting a sex tape featuring the woman on his website.
Leviston is currently suing 50 Cent over the release of the sex tape, which the Queens, New York lyricist says he did not make public.
According to XXLMag.com, during her appearance in court on June 15, Leviston stated that the release of the video caused her emotional damage.
Additionally, Leviston’s lawyer, Philip Freidin informed jurors that 50 Cent gained a great deal from the release of the sex tape on his website. According to Freidin, the video brought extra traffic to a site where the rapper sold merchandise, concert tickets, and music.
It was previously reported that the sex tape brought in over 3 million views on YouTube.
50 Cent’s lawyer, James Renard attempted to denounce Leviston’s claims in courts, stating that “Her life is better because she filed this lawsuit against Rick Ross’ rival.”
In addition to Leviston’s lawsuit against 50 Cent, 50 is suing Rick Ross. According to the rapper, the Maybach Music Group founder is the one responsible for the sex tape leak.
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