Ryan Leslie’s Escalade Seized After Singer Fails to Pay $1Million Reward
Ryan Leslie will have to walk now. The “Black Mozart” crooner had his Cadillac Escalade seized by marshals.
His SUV was seized on Aug. 8 after Leslie failed to pay the $1 million reward he promised for the return of his stolen laptop in 2010. The laptop was found by Armin Augstein in a German park days later. Augstein sued Leslie after he didn’t cough up the milli reward. A jury ordered Leslie to stand by his word last year, but since the unfavorable verdict Leslie has only paid out $5,000. According to court papers, Leslie’s company, Les is More, earned more than $400,000 in the past few months, too.
Leslie’s “fully loaded” Cadillac Escalade hits auction on Monday, reports the New York Post — the same publication that Ryan Leslie burned after they labeled him a Rap Weasel on their cover in 2012. All the money from the car’s auction will go to Augstein.