DMX Ordered To Pay $1.5 Mil For "Crying Rape"

ImageTalk isn't cheap for DMX, thanks to the Maryland judge who has ordered him to pay for comments he made about the mother of his illegitimate son.

According to the New York Post, last Friday (Jan. 11) Prince George's County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Smith awarded Monique Wayne over $1.5 million in damages as a result of her claim that DMX caused character defamation in a magazine interview.

In a 2006 interview, DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, told Sister 2 Sister Magazine that he was sexually assaulted during a one-night-encounter in 2003.

During the damages hearing, Wayne testified that X's comments in the article were a lie, and the judge also heard testimony from Wayne's sister and psychologist. DMX failed to appear at the hearing.

The award includes $518,400 in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive penalties, according to Wayne's attorney, Stephanie Moran.

"It's not so much the price, it's the point I wanted to get across," Wayne told The Post. "Let him think about what he's going to say before he says it."

Despite previously winning a 2004 paternity suit against X, Wayne says she has low expectations for any support from the Yonkers rapper.

"I'm a single parent, as far as I'm concerned," Wayne said.

Representatives for DMX did not respond to comment at press time.

DMX is reportedly working on a new album Walk With Me Now and You'll Fly With Me Later on his new label deal with Bodog Music. A release date has yet to be announced.