This time it’s Atlanta-based Shawntae Harris aka Da Brat who appeared in an Atlanta court earlier today (February 27, 2014).
[FLASHBACK: DaBrat Faces Civil Lawsuit for 2007 Bottle Attack!]
Brat may be having the worse week ever after finding out that the jury ruled against her in a lawsuit stemming from a 2007 nightclub attack.
Now the rapper ‘has to give it to’ the victim of the bottle attack in the tune of MILLION of dollars!
According to TMZ:
Da Brat is gonna pay twice for violently bottling a former NFL cheerleader inside a nightclub back in 2007 — after serving more than 3 years in prison for the crime … the rapper now has to pay the victim $3.7 MILLION.
[FLASHBACK: Mugshot Mania: DaBrat Jailed for Assault… ]
Shayla Stevens — who used to cheer for the Atlanta Falcons — sued Da Brat in 2009, while the rapper was serving her prison sentence after pleading guilty to aggravated assault.
The civil trial hit a stumbling block Wednesday when a juror in the case admitted he wasn’t a U.S. citizen — but the new jury quickly reached a verdict today.
The jury found Da Brat — real name Shawntae Harris — responsible for causing Stevens’ permanent facial scarring, neurological impairment, and severe mental pain.
But wait there’s more! $3.7 million was clearly not enough for the victim’s pain & suffering…
Da Brat is not catching any breaks today. After the initial $3.7 million judgement was handed down, TMZ reports that the jury added an additional $2.7 million on as added punishment.
The rapper now has to find a way to pay the victim $6.4 million, which covers her losses in wages and future earnings.
$6.4 Million is a whole lotta unrecorded albums!!
What do you think of the multi-million dollar verdict against DaBrat?
Was justice served?
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