Grammy-nominated rapstress Da Brat continues to feel the firm hand of the law after her infamous nightclub showdown with former Atlanta Falcons cheerleader Shayla Stevens.
For, after being sentenced to three years in prison, seven years of probation, 200 hours of community service, substance abuse treatment, a mental evaluation, and anger management classes for her nightclub attack on the former cheerleader, today brought with it news that the ‘Funkdafied’ hit-maker will be taking a $6.4 million hit to her wallet.
Was the judgment too harsh? You tell us:
For, as fans know, the story all began when Brat and Stevens got into a heated exchange that ended with rapper breaking a full rum bottle over the cheerleader’s head. With the injuries sustained equaling reported neurological damage and irreparable damage to the cheerleader’s, who was also a budding actress, face, Brat was charged criminally to three years in prison and to a host of other mandatory anger management and substance abuse counseling sessions.
Seems like a lot to some. But, it didn’t stop there.
In 2009, Stevens filed a civil suit against Brat citing “scarring, neurological impairment and severe mental pain.” Furthermore, the budding actress says the attack put her acting career to a halt, and later causing her to forfeit and appearance on Tyler Perry‘s “House of Payne” television show.
Fast forward to today, the jury of the civil trial awarded Stevens $6.4 million – $3.7 million for compensatory damages and an additional $2.7 million in punitive damages.
Considering that Da Brat already served time and was punished by the criminal courts, is her civil loss fair?