theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson has returned to court in his bankruptcy, saying he plans to continue his legal battle with Rick Ross’ baby mama – who was awarded $7 million in her lawsuit against him over the leak of her sex tape – with the rapper pleading with the court to allow the civil lawsuit to continue. 50 believes she should only receive $4 million and a portion of that should be paid by his arch-enemy Ross.
According to docs filed on June 3rd, the rapper says that Lastonia Leviston pleaded with the bankruptcy judge last year to allow her to continue her courtroom battle against him – due to all lawsuits being put on hold when a person files for bankruptcy. The judge sided with her and allowed the case to continue and she was eventually awarded $7 million dollars from a New York jury, consisting of $2 million in punitive damages which included $500k for her claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress.
However, he says that now Lastonia is attempting to have the judge press pause on the civil lawsuit due in order to avoid confusion by others and an alleged undue hardship to her strategic interests.
Last year, the rapper filed docs following the jury verdict in which he sought to reduce the amount of punitive and seeking to have the claim of emotional distress be thrown out.
50 Cent explained that the $7 million judgement was unreasonable and excessively large percentage of his net worth and if he were to pay her the full amount it would further hurt his financial state.
He says that he wants the NY case to continue on to allow the judge to determine if the emotional distress judgement of $500k, along with the rapper attempting to have Rick Ross found liable to pay some of the judgement awarded due to his belief he was the true person who leaked the sex tape of his baby mama.
Further, he believes the woman should only be paid $4 million of the $7 million and he wants to battle out in court to have a judge determine the true judgement he has to pay. 50 Cent is pleading for the judge to not allow the civil case to be stayed and allow him to try and lower his debt to Lastonia.