50 Cent Ordered To Pay $5 Million In Sex Tape Lawsuit
50 Cent took an "L" in court this week, when he was ordered to pay $5 million for leaking a sex tape featuring Rick Ross' baby mama.
According to the New York Daily News, jurors came to a decision after an hour in the lawsuit, awarding Lastonia Leviston $2.5 million in damages for using her image without her permission and another $2.5 million for intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Leviston's lawyer argued that 50 Cent had leaked the tape online for publicity and to humiliate rival Rick Ross, who fathered a daughter with Leviston and was embroiled in a rap beef with him.
She was initially seeking a $20 million judgement.
The sex tape of Leviston and her former boyfriend, Maurice Murray was edited, with 50's alter ego "Pimpin' Curly" was superimposed into it as a narrator.
The jury will make a decision on punitive damages next week, which could see 50 Cent having to pay more.