50 Cent’s Sex Tape Case To Continue

By Parish Hodges  |  07/20/2015

50 Cent

Despite filing for bankruptcy, a federal judge in Connecticut has ruled that the lawsuit against 50 cent can continue, reports Billboard.

Last week, the hip-hop mogul was ordered to pay $5 million to Lastonia Leviston by a New York judge, who determined that the rapper didn't have her permission when he posted a sexually explicit video she made with her boyfriend online.

The jury was to consider punitive damages Monday (July 20), but 50 (real name: Curtis Jackson) filed for bankruptcy the same day in Connecticut, which temporarily stalled the lawsuit.

Her lawyer alleged Jackson filed for bankruptcy to evade testifying in the New York case, while a lawyer for the rapper had not commented at press time.

Leviston's attorney Philip Freidin tells The Hartford Courant he's pleased the New York case will be resuming.