On Friday July 10th 50cent was ordered to pay Rick Ross’ baby mama, Lastonia Leviston, $5 million in damages after losing his defamation case. $2.5 million for distress plus $2.5 million in damages. In 2010, at the height of his beef with Rick Rose, he posted Lastonia’s sex tape on his website.
And now that he’s been asked to pay up, 50cent, worth about $150million, has declared bankruptcy. Lol. 50 lists nearly $50 million in assets but also $50 million in liabilities. Read the full story after the cut…
50cent is down for the count after losing a multi-million dollar lawsuit … he’s just declared bankruptcy.
TMZ has confirmed … 50 filed for bankruptcy on Monday, 3 days after Rick Ross’ baby mama won a $5 million jury verdict against him.
50 is in a world of financial hurt. A jury awarded Lavonia Leviston the $5 mil after determining the rapper intentionally leaked a sex tape in which she was featured, in order to embarrass Ross. 50 has been ordered to produce proof of income and worth so the jury can determine punitive damages.
According to the bankruptcy filing — a story first reported by Page 6 — 50 says his assets are valued between $10 and $50 million but his liabilities are also between the same range. On top of that, 50 lost a court case in which a jury socked him with a $17.2 million judgment over ripping off a headphones design.
It’s a breathtaking fall .. in May, Forbes estimated 50’s net worth at $155 million.