Sean Kingston Sued For Paying For Pricey Jewelry With Bounced Checks
Sean Kingston has blown off another lawsuit accusing him of screwing over an NYC jeweler – and the company has headed to court demanding the judge award them a default judgment for $616,000 for the jewelry he allegedly tried to pay with bounced checks.
NYC jeweler Aqua Master sued Kingston in federal court back last summer, accusing the “Beautiful Girls” singer of taking nine pieces and promising his business manager would cover the bill. But the jeweler said he never coughed up the $300,000 for the jewelry.
The pieces included two diamond necklaces, a couple of gold chains, a ring, bracelet and two watches. The rapper even flaunted wearing the jewelry on his social media accounts.
The company explained they were paid with two checks instead of the wire transfer they were promised. However, both of the checks bounced and he never paid the balance.
It’s not clear if the jewelry in question are the pieces he was robbed of when he got jumped at Playhouse Nightclub recently.
Kingston has had a long history of financial troubles including being sued by a Florida jeweler earlier this year and that lawsuit is still pending along with being ordered to pay a separate NYC jeweler for another unpaid bill recently.
The rapper has yet to respond to the allegations in the complaint or show up to court.
Then on November 9th, Aqua Master headed to court after getting tired of waiting around for Kingston to respond to their suit.
They filed docs demanding a default judgment against Kingston. The jeweler explained the rapper and his mother have both been served with legal paperwork.
Aqua Master is demanding $301,500 plus interest at 9% per year from July 2016 in the amount of $6,690.82 for a grand total of $308,190.82.
They are also seeking $270,000 from Kingston’s company “Time is Money Entertainment,” plus $5,991.78 in interest for a grand total of $275,991.78 – which was supposed to be paid with one of the checks that bounced.
Further, they are demanding $32,199 from Kington’s mom’s business, “Mama Kingston’s Kitchen,” and want a hearing with the court to provide evidence the rapper’s mom Janice Turner was in on the scheme to defraud the jeweler.
They are demanding the judge grant their default in the amount of $616,381.60.