Thursday, February 05, 2009


Looks like 50 caught a break.

A New York judged dismissed a $50 million lawsuit filed against the rapper by ex-girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins. In the suit, Tompkins claimed 50 promised to financially provide for her throughout her entire lifetime. Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Carol Edmead, however, tossed the case out of court.

According to The Associated Press, Edmead said the rapper and Tompkins' saga was "an unfortunate tale of a love relationship gone sour."

The pair had publicly battled following a suspicious fire that burned down a Long Island mansion owned by 50 Cent that was occupied by Tompkins and their son, Marquise. Fire investigators questioned the rapper, but he was never charged in the incident. Tompkins charged that her former beau was trying to have her killed and filed a restraining order against 50. The rapper was required to give up possession of any firearms and relegated to restricted contact with his son. 50 fired back with a $20 million defamation suit against Tompkins.

Tompkins' attorney, Paul Catsandonis, is set to file an appeal over the dismissed lawsuit, AP is reporting.

50's lawyer, Brett Kimmel, released a statement to the media calling Thursday's decision a "victory for 50."

"Ms. Tompkins' claims pertaining to a $50 million verbal contract were entirely frivolous," Kimmell said. "In dismissing the case before trial, the court is sending a clear message."

"I'm very thankful for this decision," 50 added in the same statement. "I knew that once the facts were heard that justice would prevail. I hope now that we can put this behind us and move forward with our lives."


GV Says: This has nothing to do with anything but his spirit is just so nasty and hateful.

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