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Rapper 50 Cent must pay an additional $2m in sex tape lawsuit

2015-07-27 10:49

New York - A New York City jury has found that rapper 50 Cent must pay an additional $2m in punitive damages to a woman featured in a sex tape posted to the internet.

The jurors' decision on Friday came two weeks after they ordered the multiplatinum-selling artist to pay $5m to Lastonia Leviston.

Leviston's invasion-of-privacy lawsuit argues that 50 Cent, born Curtis Jackson III, posted online a crudely narrated 13-minute sex-tape she made with a boyfriend in 2008. In the video, he taunts rival rapper Rick Ross, who isn't featured in the video but has a child with Leviston.

After the jury's verdict, Jackson filed for bankruptcy protection in Connecticut.

A lawyer for Leviston had urged jurors to award her $15m. Jackson's attorney had asked them to order he pay $700 000.

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