You might remember back in 2007 when rapper Da Brat Assaulted former NFL Cheerleader Shayla Stevens. The Atlanta MC served more than 3 years for the incident. According to TMZ, the jail sentence was not enough. In fact, the judge sentenced Da Brat to pay an insane amount of money to Stevens.
“Da Brat is gonna pay twice for violently bottling a former NFL cheerleader inside an ATL nightclub back in 2007 — after serving more than 3 years in prison for the crime … the rapper now has to pay the victim $3.7 MILLION.
Shayla Stevens — who used to cheer for the Atlanta Falcons — sued Da Brat in 2009, while the rapper was serving her prison sentence after pleading guilty to aggravated assault.
The civil trial hit a stumbling block Wednesday when a juror in the case admitted he wasn’t a U.S. citizen — but the new jury quickly reached a verdict today.
The jury found Da Brat — real name Shawntae Harris — responsible for causing Stevens’ permanent facial scarring, neurological impairment, and severe mental pain.” (TMZ)
TMZ later reported that the jury decided the original amount wasn’t sufficient enough.
“The jury wasn’t finished. They just awarded the victim another $2.7 MILLION as added punishment for Da Brat’s violent bottle assault.”
“As we reported, the jury has already awarded ex-NFL cheerleader Shayla Stevens $3.7 million to cover her injuries and past/future loss of earnings. Da Brat now owes Stevens a grand total of $6.4 MILLION.” (TMZ)