Sean Kingston Loses Six Figure Lawsuit To NYC Jeweler
Sean Kingston has been ordered to give a six figure payday to NYC jeweler Aqua Master.
According to reports from TMZ, a judge has required that the singer to cough up $301,500 to the company, after he allegedly failed to pay for nine pieces of jewelry back in 2016. Kingston reportedly took away some watches, necklaces, chains, and rings from Aqua Master after only putting down a $1,000 deposit. The jeweler’s story? He says Kingston had promised that his business manager would wire the rest of the money at a later time, but according to Aqua Master, the additional balance was never paid.
Court documents do show that the company actually received two checks from Kingston’s company in 2016, but they were ultimately unable to actually cash the checks because of “insufficient funds.” According to the jeweler, Kingston did not make legitimate efforts to pay them back, which is why they pursued legal action.
Unfortunately for Kingston, this isn’t the first time he’s been accused of dodging jewelry bills. In 2015, he was ordered to give another New York-based jeweler $356,000 after failing to pay for some high-end watches.