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50 Cent ordered to pay additional $2M to woman whose sex tape he posted online

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Karen Butler
Rapper 50 Cent has been ordered to pay $7 million to a woman whose sex tape he posted online. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Rapper 50 Cent has been ordered to pay $7 million to a woman whose sex tape he posted online. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) -- A Manhattan Supreme Court jury has ordered Curtis Jackson -- the rapper known as 50 Cent -- to pay a woman an additional $2 million for posting her sex tape online.

The New York Daily News reported the punitive damages are on top of the $5 million judgement Jackson was instructed to pay Lastonia Leviston for violating her civil rights and causing her emotional distress.

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"I've been served justice by the courts and vindicated by God," Leviston said after Friday's court hearing. "I hope he learned a lesson."

Jackson, who recently filed for bankruptcy, was not in court. His lawyer James Renard said he was disappointed in the outcome and plans to "file post-verdict, pre-judgment motions, which we believe should reduce the size of the award."

The sex tape at the center of the lawsuit featured Leviston and another man.

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