50 Cent Punched a Woman, Now She’s Lawyered Up
Summary: After punching a woman in self-defense at a concert, 50 Cent faces a potential lawsuit.
50 Cent punched a woman; and according to TMZ, she’s gearing up to sue the formerly broke entertainer.
Earlier this month, 50 Cent performed at Baltimore Soundstage. While performing on stage, he reached down to touch his audience, and an aggressive female fan pulled him and he almost fell forward into the crowd. That’s when the hotheaded rapper pulled a punch, slamming his fist into her chest. He appeared to be acting in self-defense.
Once the fan let go, 50 Cent returned to the stage, where he offered an olive branch to the woman. She showed her acceptance of his apology by hopping up on stage to join him, and she started to twerk for the crowd.
It seemed as if that was the end of the drama, but TMZ said that the fickle fan, Donnetta Derr, has lawyered up and is preparing to file a lawsuit this week. In addition to suing 50 Cent, she will also name his co-headliner The Lox and the venue as defendants.
Derr’s attorney, Warren Brown, told TMZ that Derr went to the hospital the next day to care for injuries. She hired Brown on Monday.
This case is not the first time 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, found himself in trouble for violence against a woman. In 2013, 50 Cent plead not guilty to one count of domestic violence and four counts of vandalism after model Daphne Joy accused her of kicking her before destroying her condo in Toluca Lake in Los Angeles. The case is still pending.
Since Derr’s lawsuit has yet to be filed, it is unclear of how much money she hopes to gain from 50 Cent, who had filed for bankruptcy two years ago. In 2015, the boastful rapper filed for Chapter 11 protections after a judge ordered him to pay $ 5 million in a civil lawsuit against Rick Ross’s ex-girlfriend Lastonia Leviston, who claimed 50 Cent violated her privacy after he published a porno tape of her without her permission. During the bankruptcy proceeding, 50 Cent claimed that he had debts of almost $ 30 million but only was worth $ 4 million.
In February, 50 Cent’s bankruptcy was discharged after he paid $ 22 million to his debtors. According to The Guardian, he paid back his debt five years early thanks to a legal malpractice lawsuit he had won. He used that settlement money to pay back $ 13.65 million of the debt he owed, and the rest he paid from his own account.
50 Cent was discovered in 2002 by Eminem, who signed him to his label Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, and Interscope. 50 Cent’s first major album Get Rich or Die Tryin,’ which generated the singles “In Da Club” and “P.I.M.P.” He released several albums after his first hit, and he expanded his interests to include television, investments, and owning his own record label.
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