Has To Pay $5 Million
For Sex Tape Leak
7/10/2015 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
50 Cent is down $5 million after losing the sex tape lawsuit with Rick Ross‘ baby mama, and he might owe even more money.
The jurors — 4 women, 2 men — deliberated for just over an hour before awarding Lavonia Leviston $2.5 million in damages for using her image without her permission … and another $2.5 mil for intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Leviston’s lawyers argued that the rapper had leaked the tape online as a ploy for publicity, and to diss Ricky Rozay.
Fifty never showed up during the trial or even for the verdict. Next week, the jury will decide on punitive damages … so Fifty’s tab could go way up.