Da Brat Ordered To Pay $6.4 Million To Assault Victim
An alleged assault from 2007 is coming back to haunt Da Brat and her wallet. According to TMZ, the rapstress, who rose to fame in the '90s working with Mariah Carey, Missy Elliot and Ludacris, has been slapped with a $6.4 million dollar bill Wednesday (Feb. 26) for assaulting a former NFL cheerleader.
The gossip site posted pictures of the woman, named Shayla Stevens, who was bloody and battered after getting hit with a bottle by Da Brat seven years ago at an Atlanta nightclub. Stevens sued Brat in 2009 while the MC was serving her six-year prison sentence for pleading guilty to aggravated assault.
Despite hitting a roadblock when a juror admitted he wasn't a U.S. citizen, an Atlanta jury reached the verdict today (Feb. 28) and awarding Stevens with $3.7 million for her injuries and loss of earnings right before slamming her with an additional $2.7 million for the artist's violent bottle-bopping.