More financial problems for 50 Cent...
After filing for bankruptcy
last week, a jury has found that the rapper must pay an additional $2 million in punitive damages for a sex tape posted to the Internet, TheAssociated Press
50 Cent filed for bankruptcy after the initial ruling for $5 million in favor of Lastonia Leviston, of whom the case argued that 50, whose real name is Curtis Jackson III, posted a sex tape on the Internet in order to taunt rapper Rick Ross, who has a child with Leviston.
"Although we appreciate the jury's service, we are disappointed in the result," an attorney for 50 Cent tells ET. "Our client intends to file post-verdict, pre-judgment motions which we believe should reduce the size of the award. Ultimately, the fate of any obligation to pay a final judgment will be determined by the bankruptcy court."
Despite his financial troubles, 50 Cent maintained to ET
that he's keeping a cool head about everything.
"I'm not panicking," he told ET's Kevin Frazier. "People love tragedy more than they love good news, no matter how you look at it. The news comes on, and it’s 90 percent tragedy."