After being found guilty of defaming the reputation of an ex-employee, Fetty Wap has been ordered to pay just over $1.1 million in damages. The New Jersey-born rapper was sued by Shawna Morgan, a former tour staffer who claimed that he damaged her reputation and failed to reimburse her for work-related expenses, Bossip reports.
In the lawsuit, filed against Fetty and his company, Goodfella4Life Entertainment, Morgan alleged that the “Trap Queen” rhymer promised to pay her up to 10 percent of the money that he made from performing. Per the lawsuit, Morgan also used her own money to cover tour expenses, which Fetty had been reimbursing her for, until the payments eventually stopped in 2017, leaving a balance of more than $242,000. Making matters worse, Morgan noted that Fetty publicly accused her of stealing from him, which damaged her reputation and potential business opportunities.
Morgan initially won a default judgment against the rapper because he failed to respond to the legal filing. Despite getting the case reinstated, Fetty lost int he end. According to the jury decision, Fetty is ordered to pay $980,000 for defamation, and $66,294 for breach of contract, and over $120,000 in interest, bringing his total to $1,167,065.
He is also ordered to issue a public retraction of his statements against Morgan through social media and by taking out ads in “prominent entertainment publications.”