A judge has thrown out a lawsuit of 50 million dollars that was filed by 50 Cent's ex-girlfriend. The girlfriend has claimed that the rap singer promised to take care of her for life.
Sources have thrown more light on the news of 50 Cent. Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Carol Edmead has dismissed that Shaniqua Tompkins has claimed to take half of the rapper's assets. The judge also commented that 50 Cent's financial property is "set at no less than $50 million."
According to the judge, she doubted about that an oral agreement for Tompkins' lifetime support existed or not. "It is incredible that two then-unemployed, penniless, 21-year-olds would make such an oral contract," she wrote.
The judge said that even if it were true that the two made an oral agreement for Tompkins' lifetime support, her breach of contract claim, "which is actually a claim for palimony." It was barred by the six-year statute of limitations.
She said that the story of the couple was "an unfortunate tale of a love relationship gone sour."
She also noticed that Tompkins will receive about $6,700 a month for years to come to take care of her son by 50 Cent, 12-year-old Marquise.
Brett Kimmel, lawyer of 50 cent, added that he was happy with Wednesday's ruling.
Kimmel continued, "Ms. Tompkins' claims pertaining to a $50 million verbal contract were entirely frivolous," "This is a complete and total victory for 50."
"I'm very thankful for this decision. I knew that once the facts were heard that justice would prevail." The tatement was made by 50 Cent himself.
Tompkins' lawyer, Paul Catsandonis, said that he will consider an appeal.
Tompkins, 32, claims she supported 50 Cent financially after they started dating in the year 1995 while he was trying to start a recording career. According to Tompkins she also nursed him for months after he was shot nine times on May 24, 2000.
Tompkins claimed that the thirty three year old rap singer promised to support her forever if he "made it big." She added that that they made the oral agreement in her bedroom in September 1996, a month before their son was born.
However the rap singer has denied telling Tompkins that he would take care of her for life. 50 Cent stated to the judge that if that was what he had intended, he would have married her.
The rapper admitted that he loved Tompkins when their child was born but didn't consider her as his wife and also did not intend to marry her. He did not deny the fact that she had been his girlfriend and now she was "my son's mother."