Prince forced to pay $58,000 to video editor

Purple One was sued for unreturned equipment and non-pay


Prince has been forced to hand over $58,000 to a video editor who says the he did not pay him for work he carried out, and says the Purple One did not return equipment that belonged t him.

Ian C. Lewis filed a $1 million suit against Paisley Park Enterprises in October 2007, with this week’s result arriving after a brief trial in California at which he testified.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory Alarcon awarded the $58,000 to Lewis, but refused a claim that said Prince broke a $25,000 computer belonging to Lewis, after no receipts were submitted to the court.

Prince was not even represented in the trial, reports the [url=Associated Press]Associated Press[/url], as his attorney’s withdrew from the case before it went to court.

--By our New York staff.
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