A Manhattan jury said 50 Cent should pay Lastonia Leviston USD 2 million in punitive damages on top of the USD 5 million they already found he should pay her for posting her sex tape online for millions to see.
“I’ve been served justice by the courts and vindicated by God,” a beaming Leviston said afterwards.
As for her tormentor — who was not in court — she said, “I hope he learned a lesson.”
The USD 2 million award was less than the USD 15 million Leviston’s lawyer had asked for earlier in the day, but more than the USD 700,000 than Fitty’s lawyers had recommended.
“We had to compromise. Some wanted (to award) more, some wanted less,” said the jury foreman, Tom Evans, 72.
Leviston, 36, said she hoped the jury’s verdict would teach the superstar “you can’t be mean and cruel to people.”
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