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