Out Of Pocket Judge Questions Keyshia Cole’s Literacy

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Lawsuits, News

Damn. The judicial system in New Jersey tried to carry our girl Keyshia Cole like she’s Fantasia or something:

Keyshia Cole was ripped apart by a judge in New Jersey yesterday — a judge who called the singer’s testimony “nonsensical” and then questioned her literacy. Cole — a platinum-selling artist — was being sued by an event promoter who claims she blew off an appearance in 2006 after he paid her $15,000 up front. The judge not only ruled against Cole, but she blasted the singer in her written opinion, saying Cole’s testimony was “confused and at times nonsensical.”

But the judge’s biggest shot: Cole appeared so reluctant to read certain documents while testifying, “that it appears at times that she was not literate.” Eventually, the judge realized Cole was literate — when Cole managed to read documents that she thought helped her case. Ultimately, Cole was ordered to fork over nearly $160k in damages.

We know she’s got some hood in her, but they know they didn’t have to do her like that!!

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  • Gemmi Gemmi Neva Gets

    How am I not surprized?

  • ladyraid

    damn

  • 2dimplzs

    Wow. I don’t know what to say to this. I guess how you present yourself and articulate your thoughts can really affect how people view you! I can totally see Keisha shutting down and not being totally cooperative with the opposing attorney but don’t a lot of witnesses act like that? I don’t think the judge had to question her intelligence (really insult her intelligence) like that though…..

  • Sabrina

    If she was paid upfront 15k by this promoter why does she have to payback 160k that’s 100 percent more! I don’t know if any of you ever been to court as a defendant but most of the judges and prosecutors seem blatantly racist.

  • DR.FUNK

    Not seeing anything wrong with the judges’ opinion here.

  • aleximaq

    There is something wrong with this WHOLE story…no judge has the right to speak to anyone like that…I don’t care if it is a deadbeat dad 5 years behind in child support. Show some respect for yourself and other people….

  • DreTruth

    I can agree with the judge and this is why she had to pay – you can like somebody but the truth is the truth!!!! Having a talent and having comprehension is TWO different things.

  • http://Bossip Keep it Real

    At a minimum, 50% of Adult African Americans are functionally illiterate.

  • http://Bossip Keep it Real

    Sabrina
    3/26/10, 11:07:am
    If she was paid upfront 15k by this promoter why does she have to payback 160k that’s 100 percent more! I don’t know if any of you ever been to court as a defendant but most of the judges and prosecutors seem blatantly racist.
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    It’s called breach of contract. He sued for damages. If everyone was only entitled to only the actual amount paid, there would be less incentive to perform according to the signed agreement.

  • http://bossip.com michelle

    1st

  • Say What???

    @ Sabrina…
    $30K would be 100% more. $160K is off the charts ridiculous!

  • LILLEO

    Keha’s cool :)

  • why?

    Thats messed up, really, and why did she have to pay back so more to some dumb promoter? well, i guess he wasnt so dumb after all

  • Carolyn

    People!!!!Education is the key, she would have learned how to read that contract or hire a better lawyer to handle that!!!! There is something to be said about that….

  • Nique (Bossip...Bullsh!!t without Shame)

    I dont see anything wrong with what the judge stated-besides these were her thoughts regarding the case so she can say whatever she wants.If u’ve f*ucked up-then u need to be called out on it.

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