Washington DC: Get Rich or Die Tryin rapper 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, has to dig even deeper into his pockets as the court has now ordered him to pay another $2 million in punitive damages, for posting a sex tape featuring Lastonia Leviston online.
In a judgment in NYC, the jury announced the new order to the 40-year-old rapper, who was already told to pay $5 million earlier this month, an entertainment daily reported.
“The jury saw through the lies and punished Jackson, we are so happy for Lastonia, she deserves this,” Leviston’s lawyer, Hunter Shkolnik, told a newspaper.
His attorney has released a statement saying the rapper plans to fight the judgment.
Leviston had accused the rapper of posting a sex tape of her online, presumably to humiliate fellow rapper Rick Ross, with whom Leviston has a child. (The video depicts Leviston with another man.)
The earlier verdict had made him file for personal bankruptcy. During that court date, Jackson’s lawyer had put his client’s worth at $4.4 million, prior to the $5 million award levied against him.