Rapper fails to defend himself in court
DMX has failed to appear in court to defend himself in a defamation case, resulting in a court order to pay $1.5 million to the mother of his child.
The rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was due to appear in court to defend himself in a defamation case in which he told a magazine he was raped by Monique Wayne in a hotel room in 2003. Wayne subsequently became pregnant.
She filed a $6m lawsuit against him in October 2006.
After Simmons failed to appear, a judge ordered him to pay Wayne $1.5m in compensation and punitive penalties.
After the ruling, Wayne‘s lawyer, Stephanie Moran said:
“The judgment of the court speaks to the outrageousness of what Mr. Simmons said about Miss Wayne and that such false statements will not be tolerated.”
–By our New York staff.
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