DMX Pays $1.5 Million Damages
The Dog must give up the cash for defaming the mother of his child...
Yonkers rapper DMXs failure to show up to court on 11 January 2008 has turned out to be a very costly mistake.
The rapper and actor has been ordered to pay a massive $1.5 million for defaming Monique Wayne, the mother of his child after he claimed she raped him.
DMX, real name Earl Simmons missed the court hearing on Friday (January 11), but was ordered by Court Judge Thomas Smith to pay the substantial damages in his absence.
The Never Die Alone movie star must pay $1 million dollars in punitive damages and $518,000 in compensatory damages. The case relates to an interview that the rapper did with Sister 2 Sister magazine, where he claimed that the mother of his child, Monique Wayne sexually assaulted him at a hotel in 2003 which led to her pregnancy.
"She raped me," DMX claimed in the article. "DNA says it is (my child). I dont know. If I did (have sex with her) I would remember. It aint like shes a pretty girl."
28 year old Monique Wayne from Baltimore sued DMX for defamation of character in October of 2006. She was initially seeking $6 million in damages over the interview.
Wayne told US publication The Post: "It's not so much the price, it's the point I wanted to get across. Let him think about what he's going to say before he says it."