According to court documents, Da Brat’s role in the bottle-wielding incident caused permanent facial scarring, neurological impairment, and severe mental pain to Stevens, a waitress & former NFL cheerleader.
Brat recently made a video addressing the judgment and she seems to be taking her multi-million dollar debt in stride, stating:
Like I said in court, I definitely shouldn’t have done what I did and the girl deserved some compensation, but $6.4m? Hell no. I don’t know where anybody gonna get that from. You can’t squeeze water from a turnip.”
It is what it is. When I start getting it, they’ll get some. They gotta wait in line like everyone else…
Watch Da Brat’s recent webisode, entitled ‘Chronicles of a $6.4 Million Dollar Woman’ below…
Da Brat noted that her reaction video was shot exactly three years after her release from prison (which was February 28, 2011).
In the video above, Da Brat, along with Dennis Byron of Hip Hop Enquirer, sat down for a quick skype with TMZ, where she shared her thoughts on the verdict and the exorbitant judgement amount.
A Fulton County jury determined that Da Brat was responsible for causing Stevens’ permanent physical damage and neurological impairment and they awarded Stevens $3.7 million to cover her injuries and past/future loss of earnings.
As an added punishment, Da Brat was ordered to also pay 2.7 MILLION in punitive damages… as if 3 years of prison wasn’t ‘punishment’ enough.
Whatever the case, Da Brat says you can’t get blood from a turnip, and I assume she’s correct.