50 Cents Files Civil Suit Against Rick Ross Over Ex’s Sextape
It looks like 50 Cent still has it out for Rick Ross & company after over 6 years of beefing.
Rick Ross was responsible for blasting the sex tape of his baby mama out to the world … so claims 50 Cent who is now taking aim at Ross in court.
50 has filed a lawsuit — obtained by TMZ — in which he’s trying to deflect blame from himself for the video which now has millions of views. Lastonia Leviston has sued 50 claiming she was so distraught after 50 posted the video she contemplated suicide.
But now 50 says Ross is actually the one who created the problem because he or one of his lackeys was first to post it … 50 just linked to it. 50 points to an interview Ross did with a radio station the day before the video was posted in which he said he was going to put the sex tape online.
50 says in his legal docs if he loses his lawsuit to Leviston, Ross should cover most of the judgment because he’s really the guilty party.
Leviston claims in her lawsuit the guy in her sex tape gave the video to 50 — who was more than eager to blast it out because it would embarrass his rival, Rick Ross.
Mid-beef in 2009, 50 allegedly posted a video of Leviston having sex with her former boyfriend Maurice Murray. The New York Daily News reports that court papers indicate Murray gave the tape to 50, who altered it by inserting himself into the footage and then posting it online as a weird form of revenge porn against Ross. It quickly racked up over 3 million views, and Leviston claims that her emotional distress over the situation led to suicidal thoughts. She filed an emotional distress suit against 50 in 2010. The suit has finally come to trial; jury selection begins next Tuesday, 5/26 and will run for two weeks.
It sounds like 50 is trying to fight lawsuit with lawsuit. Do you think he has a chance at winning his claim?