50 Cent speaks: “I’m taking precautions”

14 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

50 Cent files for bankruptcy after being ordered to pay $5m in invasion-of-privacy lawsuit.

50 Cent was sensationally ordered to pay out $5 million to a Florida mum called Lavonia Leviston for publishing a sex tape of her in 2009. The rapper and entrepreneur 50 Cent, who released a book of advice on how to operate in the twenty-first century, today claimed that he doesn’t have a dime to his name.The artist, whose real name is Curtis Jackson III, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in US Bankruptcy Court in Hartford on Monday, days after a jury ordered him to pay $5 million (Dh18.4 million) in an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit.

Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. Court documents show that Curtis James Jackson III, the 40-year-old musician and actor’s real name, has assets in the range of $10 million to $50 million and debts within the same range. Back in 2009, Rick took shots (figuratively) at 50 Cent on his track “Mafia Music” after Fiddy allegedly gave him a dirty look while they both attended the BET Awards. The jury this week was scheduled to deliberate on possible further, punitive damages in Lastonia Leviston’s invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against Jackson.

Taking the bait though, Fiddy responded with a track aimed at Ross called “Officer Ricky (Go Head, Try Me)”, referencing Ross’ former occupation as a police officer. Jackson to continue his involvement with various business interests and continue his work as an entertainer.” The lawsuit stems from a 13-minute video that appeared online in 2009, featuring a wig-wearing 50 Cent as a narrator dubbed Pimpin’ Curly. The 13-minute video, which featured Leviston having sex with former boyfriend called Maurice Murray with Fiddy’s face as his alter ego Pimpin’ Curly superimposed on him, racked up over 4 million views, which she claimed made her depressed to the point of considering suicide. In the X-rated clip, Leviston’s body is described in crude detail and she’s referred to as a “b***h” and “h*e”, before the rapper ends with: “You a m***********g porn star now.” Fiddy’s lawyer, James Renard, told the jurors that the rapper had been given the private clip from Leviston’s ex Murray, who had promised that Leviston had been cool with the X-rated footage being made public. In a filmed deposition, Fiddy said that he didn’t think he needed Leviston’s permission to use the footage because Murray had said that she had been “cool with it”.

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