Judge won’t dis­miss 50 Cent sex video suit

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

NEW YORK — Rap­per 50 Cent has lost a bid to end a Florida woman’s law­suit over a sex video posted online with him edited into it as a wig-wear­ing nar­ra­tor. A New York judge re­buffed the rap­per’s re­quest to dis­miss Las­to­nia Le­vis­ton’s claim in a rul­ing made pub­lic Thurs­day. Lawyers for both sides haven’t re­turned calls seek­ing com­ment. The law­suit con­cerns a video­tape Le­vis­ton made with a boyfriend in 2008. The judge’s de­ci­sion says the boyfriend later pro­vided the tape to 50 Cent with­out Le­vis­ton’s per­mis­sion. The rap­per used the footage to make a video fea­tur­ing him­self as a char­ac­ter named Pimpin’ Curly. He says he wasn’t re­spon­si­ble for the video’s 2009 re­lease. But he says it was legally fair to use the im­ages. The woman’s law­suit seeks un­spec­i­fied dam­ages.

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